Assessing and Screening for Addiction in Chronic Pain Patients

April 13, 2012

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Speaker: Karen Miotto, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director, UCLA Addiction Medicine Service, UCLA David Gefen School of Medicine

About the Webinar: This presentation addresses the types of screening used to determine an appropriate assessment for pain and addiction. These types of evaluations will better aid physicians in determining if long-term opioid analgesia is a viable option for a patient with chronic pain. The methods, benefits, and limitations of using these screening and assessment techniques are discussed, as well as the complex nature of chronic pain and addiction. Underlying factors that contribute to the causes of chronic pain, and may also factor into drug addiction are also addressed.

Note: This archived webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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