My 24-year old cousin is a recovering heroin addict. He has been in and out of rehab facilities for about 3 years now.
Over this past summer he was doing very well and was clean for 8 months and then Dec. 15th he relapsed. He has been doing better since but he has been having trouble with his leg.
After seeing a doctor they believe he has hip dysplasia, he is in a lot of pain and complains of the non-narcotic meds aren’t helping.
Can he take a narcotic pain killer if closely monitored and someone administers the medication properly?