Frequently Asked Questions
PTSD Treatment Experts in Irving, Texas
Please be aware that our providers may not prescribe controlled pain medications during your first visit, and any medication refills you need in the meantime would need to be coordinated with your current medication prescriber.
2) If you are already out of medication, talk with them about managing withdrawal symptoms.
3) Unfortunately, we cannot take over your prescription medications in an urgent situation like this.
It is important to remember that chronic pain is not necessarily associated with ongoing damage to your body. This means that hurt doesn’t necessarily equal harm, and if no ongoing cause for the pain is found, you can slowly increase your physical activity despite a certain level of pain. This gradual approach to activity is called pacing.
Addiction occurs in susceptible individuals, and there are ways to figure out who may be more at risk. This may manifest as a craving for the medication and may include escalating dosages and drug seeking behavior.
We will need you to file a police report of the actual incident. We will refill medications early one time and one time only for this reason. Please safeguard your prescription from others.
The state of Texas requires that anyone who is prescribed opioids or benzodiazepines and certain other medications must have periodic urine drug screenings. While we collect the urine for the laboratory, we have nothing to do with the bills from the lab. We do not own any part of the laboratory business. The lab we use is in-network with all major insurance carriers and you may be required to pay a copay or pay something out-of-pocket if you have not met your deductible for the year. Please do NOT ask us to take care of the bill for the urine drug screenings as these bills are not issued from us.