Many addicted patients have co-occurring pain, and they often have a difficult time finding pain management providers that will treat them. It is crucial that psychiatrists and other physicians develop an understanding of co-occurring pain, so that these patients can be treated in other types of clinics or in conjunction with standard pain management clinics.
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- Explain the next best steps to take when a patient with co-occurring depression has a relapse in her/his opioid use disorder
- Understand the appropriate dosing of opioid maintenance medications in the patient with co-occurring pain
- Explore the role that buprenorphine/naloxone can have in the management of chronic pain
This program is designed for physicians and clinicians who treat patients with addiction.
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: September 30, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2018
How to Earn Credit
Complete each section of the course. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or a Certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
Beatrice Eld – Deputy Director of Education for Addiction Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Erin Zerbo, M.D. – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Disclosure of Interests
John A. Renner, Jr., M.D. – Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
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