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Co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorders: clinical challenges and promising treatment approaches

Gallagher RM. Co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorders: clinical challenges and promising treatment approaches. Paper presented at: American Pain Society Annual Meeting; 2013 May 9; New Orleans, LA.




Abstract:

This symposium will review different approaches for managing co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorders. Objectives: 1.Describe the clinical challenges associated with treating patients with co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorders. 2.Outline empirically examined approaches for managing co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorders in different clinical settings. 3.Discuss future areas of research designed to improve outcomes among patients with co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorders.





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