Is it Pain? Is it Addiction? Or is it Both?

Balancing the provision of effective pain management while reducing the risk of misuse and diversion of medications are prime concerns of clinicians. This session will provide the opportunity to discuss key principles for effective pain assessment and management and identify current strategies to screen for risk of substance misuse and addiction in persons with pain. In addition, recommendations for treating pain in persons with or in recovery from substance use disorders will be presented.

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