Assessment and Treatment of Abuse Risk in Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

  title={Assessment and Treatment of Abuse Risk in Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain},
  author={Robert N. Jamison and Juliana Serraillier and Edward Michna},
  booktitle={Pain research and treatment},
Opioid analgesics provide effective treatment for noncancer pain, but many physicians have concerns about adverse effects, tolerance, and addiction. Misuse of opioids is prominent in patients with chronic back pain and early recognition of misuse risk could help physicians offer adequate patient care while implementing appropriate levels of monitoring to reduce aberrant drug-related behaviors. In this review, we discuss opioid abuse and misuse issues that often arise in the treatment of… CONTINUE READING
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