Counselors' Experiences Treating Methadone-maintained Patients with Chronic Pain: A Needs Assessment Study.

@article{Barry2008CounselorsET,
  title={Counselors' Experiences Treating Methadone-maintained Patients with Chronic Pain: A Needs Assessment Study.},
  author={Declan T. Barry and Matthew J Bernard and Mark Beitel and Brent A. Moore and Robert D. Kerns and Richard S Schottenfeld},
  journal={Journal of addiction medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={108-11}
}
PURPOSE : This study was designed to conduct a needs assessment concerning methadone counselors' experiences working with methadone-maintained patients with chronic pain and measure counselors' interest in receiving specialized training to treat such patients. METHODS : A survey, developed by the authors, was administered to 25 counselors with a combined caseload of 956 patients at 3 opioid agonist treatment programs. RESULTS : Patients with chronic pain comprised 27% of counselors' overall… CONTINUE READING

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