Rest and heal. Don’t rush back to the playing field too soon.
After getting injured, you may want to use prescription pain medication to get back in action as soon as possible. But it’s better to not rely on them. Set a realistic timeline for recovery, and get the right amount of rest. By doing this, you won’t be as tempted to misuse medication and make matters worse.
- “Preventing Prescription Opioid Misuse Among Student Athletes,” Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.