Managing Addiction Risk in Patients Treated With Opioids (TIP 54, Chapter 4)

Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders

About the Course:

Managing Addiction Risk in Patients Treated With Opioids (TIP 54, Chapter 4): Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders tells of promoting adherence, how to do a proper urine test, and the importance of including family, friends, and others in the treatment process. This chapter explains how to document the care of the patient and informs the reader how to discontinue opioid therapy.

Course materials are from Chapter 4 and can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-54-Managing-Chronic-Pain-in-Adults-With-or-in-Recovery-From-Substance-Use-Disorders/Most-Popular/SMA12-4671?sortBy=4

Course materials are found on pages 49 to 63 of pdf document (pages 62 to 76 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2012

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about managing addiction risk in patients treated with opioids. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between promoting adherence and nonadherence, how to do an accurate urine test, and the importance of involving family, friends, and others.

  2. Describe the tools that are needed to assess aberrant drug-related behaviors, how to document care of the patient, and how to manage difficult conversations.

  3. Acknowledge workplace safety, drug diversion and how to discontinue opioid therapy.

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