Pain Management And Addiction

July, 2013

Additional Resources

CDC Vital Signs Report, “Prescription Painkiller Overdoses: Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller

NIDA: Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction

Office of National Drug Control Policy: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan

Pain Management and Addiction Medicine, lecture by Dr. Russell Portenoy, Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center and professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

SAMHSA: “Addiction by Prescription,” Recovery Month Webcast

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions: Pain Management

Other Resources

ATTC Webinar: Chronic Pain: An Integrated Care Approach  March 6, 2012
Presented by Karl Haake, Richard Lillard, and Katherine Friedebach

CME modules on pain management from NIDA Med

Chronic Opioid Therapy Safety Guideline for Patients With Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Cognitive Therapy for Pain by Beverly E. Thorn is a paper that specifically targets the cognitive psychological processes (pain-related thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs) shown to be important predictors of satisfactory adjustment to chronic painful conditions.

PainEDU is a website that provides numerous resources and information on managing chronic pain. Resources include a pocket guide to pain management, a client workbook and information on cross-cultural pain management.

Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing provides physician educational materials to reduce morbidity and mortality resulting from prescribing of opioids and to promote cautious, safe and responsible opioid prescribing practices. 

The ECHO project done through the University of New Mexico is a telehealth project that allows providers from all over the country to get assistance for difficult pain management cases through virtual consultation with a pain management team at the UNM. This is a great resource for those practicing in rural areas without pain specialists for referral.

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