Thank you SAMHSA!!! Physicians have been waiting for evidence-based guidance on how to manage chronic pain disorders in individuals with chronic pain. Check out TIP 54 at this link: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-54-Managing-Chronic-Pain-in-Adults-With-or-in-Recovery-From-Substance-Use-Disorders/SMA12-4671
My answers to questions on this blog do not constitute medical advice, but are merely meant to create an educational forum for consumers. It is always best to discuss these issues with your health care provider.
SAMHSA Releases Tip 54: Chronic Pain in Addiction
April 25 2012