Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic
Publisher: National Academies Press 2017
Number of pages: 482
Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
- National Academies Press
Drug abuse persists as one of the most costly and contentious problems on the nation's agenda. This volume meets the need for a clear and thoughtful national research agenda that will yield the greatest benefit from today's limited resources.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
This Guide is written for primary care and mental health clinicians. It has been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, with guidance from physicians.
- US Dept. of Health and Human Services Staff
This book provides a detailed description of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, including optional approaches such as comprehensive maintenance treatment, detoxification, and medically supervised withdrawal.
by Kathleen Carroll - National Institutes of Health
Cognitive-behavioral coping skills treatment is a focused approach to helping individuals become abstinent from cocaine. The underlying assumption is that learning processes play an important role in the development cocaine dependence.