Managing Chronic Pain in Adults with Substance Use Disorders (4 CE)
Course Level: Advanced
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Prepared by: Margaret Kotz, D.O. Michael Clark, M.D., M.P.H. Peggy Compton, RN, Ph.D., Edward Covington, M.D. Joseph O. Merrill, M.D., M.P.H. Steven D. Passik, Ph.D. Charles A. Simpson, D.C., DABCO
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course description: This course equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse. Also discussed is chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.
- Assess the impact of chronic noncancer pain on health and its relationship with substance use disorders.
- Explain the key elements of assessment for patients with chronic pain and its relationship with substance use disorders.
- Analyze interventions for chronic pain management and its relationship with substance use disorders.
- Assess methods for managing addiction risk in patients treated with opioids.
- Explain the role of education and treatment agreements on treatment outcomes.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.