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This brochure provides people living with chronic pain and mental illness, substance use disorders, or both with strategies for working with their treatment and service providers to decrease pain without negatively impacting recovery. It explores counseling, exercise, and alternative therapy, and medications.
This manual serves as a quick reference guide for clinicians treating chronic pain in adults living with a history of substance use. It covers patient assessment and treatment, and provides an algorithm for managing chronic pain, as well as a summary of non-opioid analgesics.
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