alexa Treating pain patients at risk: evaluation of a screening tool in opioid-treated pain patients with and without addiction.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Friedman R, Li V, Mehrotra D

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Abstract Patients receiving opioid treatment for chronic pain, many of whom were hospitalized with medical complications of substance abuse, were asked to complete a screening questionnaire to help validate a simple self-administered survey. Questions relating to tobacco abuse and prior treatment for drug and alcohol abuse distinguished patients with addiction and pain from opioid-treated chronic pain patients.
This article was published in Pain Med and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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