This quick guide summarizes guidelines for clinicians treating chronic pain in adults living with a history of substance misuse. It covers patient assessment, chronic pain management, managing addiction risk in patients treated with opioids, and patient education.
This manual guides counselors in the use of medications to help clients achieve abstinence from alcohol. It describes how the medications work and whom may benefit. It also presents the side effects of three FDA-approved medications: acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone.