Screening for addiction in patients with chronic pain and "problematic" substance use: evaluation of a pilot assessment tool.

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Assessing for the presence of addiction in the chronic pain patient receiving chronic opioid analgesia is a challenging clinical task. This paper presents a recently developed screening tool for addictive disease in chronic pain patients, and pilot efficacy data describing its ability to do so. In a small sample of patients (n = 52) referred from a… (More)

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@article{Compton1998ScreeningFA, title={Screening for addiction in patients with chronic pain and "problematic" substance use: evaluation of a pilot assessment tool.}, author={P Alexander Compton and J Darakjian and Karen A. Miotto}, journal={Journal of pain and symptom management}, year={1998}, volume={16 6}, pages={355-63} }