Treating Comorbid Opioid Use Disorder in Chronic Pain

  • Annette M. Matthews
  • Jonathan C. Fellers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Diagnosis and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jermaine D. Jones, Sandra D. Comer
      Pages 13-24
    3. Lori A. Urban
      Pages 25-33
    4. Mary Elizabeth Turner, Marian Fireman
      Pages 35-45
    5. Veronica L. Rodriguez, Teni Davoudian
      Pages 47-56
    6. Jonathan R. Buchholz, Andrew J. Saxon
      Pages 57-67
    7. Stacey Gramann
      Pages 89-101
    8. Michael J. Yao, Katherine A. Tacker
      Pages 103-118
    9. Laura C. Moss
      Pages 119-128
  3. Ethical, Legal, Regulatory, and Policy Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Jonathan C. Fellers
      Pages 141-151
    3. H. Westley Clark
      Pages 153-173
  4. Best Practices and Practice Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Andrea R. Diulio, Michael I. Demidenko, Travis I. Lovejoy
      Pages 177-184
    3. Sean W. Moore, Jeffrey Freeman
      Pages 185-198
    4. Monique M. Jones, Marian Fireman
      Pages 199-213
    5. Jyothsna Karlapalem, Monica L. Broderick
      Pages 215-230
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-237

About this book


​This in-depth text addresses how to approach and treat the chronic pain patient struggling with problematic opiate use.  It discusses the approach for patients who may be at high risk of problematic use, such as those with a history of mental illness or substance use disorder. The first part covers diagnosis and treatment, focusing on common best practices that practitioners can adapt to any practice. Two of the chapters detail alternative and replacement therapies for opiates. Two more cover special issues in the treatment of women and older patients.  The second part reviews the ethical, legal, regulatory, and policy issues surrounding the treatment of patients with comorbid pain and addiction. The book includes strategies for documentation that mitigate the risk of legal issues or ethical boundary crossings. The last part of the book addresses treating comorbid pain and opiate abuse in different medical settings and the treatment of co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse. 

Treating Comorbid Opioid Addiction and Dependence in Chronic Pain is of great value to psychiatrists, pain physicians, primary care providers, social workers, drug rehabilitation centers, and other behavioral health professionals.  ​


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Editors and affiliations

  • Annette M. Matthews
    • 1
  • Jonathan C. Fellers
    • 2
  1. 1.Oregon Health and Science UniversityDepartment of PsychiatryPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Maine Medical CenterDepartment of PsychiatryPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29861-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29863-4
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