This month’s topic is “Assessment of Chronic Pain Management in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Gaps in Care and Implications for Treatment Outcomes” with Dr. Matthew Ellis at Washington University in St. Louis.
Chronic pain is a significant comorbid condition among individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). However, due to conflicting perceptions of responsibility, structural barriers, and a lack of widely applied standards of care, it is unclear what the landscape of chronic pain management looks like in addiction medicine. Data from a national opioid surveillance system suggest chronic pain is commonly reported, yet not managed by many OUD treatment programs, increasing the likelihood of opioid relapse. In order to improve low retention and success rates among OUD patients, interdisciplinary collaboration, evidence-based policies or processes (eg, referral) for quality pain management in addiction care need to be prioritized.
This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.