Emotional Dysregulation, Trauma, and Paths to Recovery

Chronic pain occurs as a complicated web of emotions and physical symptoms. Trauma history exacerbates the experience of chronic pain and may impede the recovery process. The most common way to treat pain is to use opioid medications, which actually complicate the course of chronic pain for many. For some individuals who develop chemical dependency/addiction to these medications, management and treatment for their condition can become much more complicated. This session will review the interactions of pain, suffering, trauma, and addiction as they interface in your patients, with suggestions for intervention and treatment.

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