Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction
Learn how people with or at risk for substance use disorders can effectively manage pain.
“Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction“ will be presented on Tuesday October 29, 2019; 7:30pm-9:00pm; by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM; and Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD, D-FASAM. The Institute of Medicine estimates around a 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain, and it’s estimated that about 10% of our population has or has had a substance use disorder. Both chronic pain and substance use disorders are major public health challenges, and treating concurrent pain and substance addiction is especially challenging. Common prescribing practices intended to provide relief of acute and chronic pain can trigger relapse in people with substance use disorders and have also fueled an epidemic of opioid misuse, addiction and overdose death. People with pain deserve relief, and the good news is there are strategies for acute and chronic pain management that are safe and effective for people at risk of or in recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will discuss various methods of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management and their relative risks and benefits, and describe creative approaches to effective pain relief for people in recovery from substance use disorders. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Programs are free and open to all. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of substance use disorders services. For information, please contact 734-485-8725, [email protected], or see http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org. LOCATION: Presented at the St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197 .
Date & Time
October 29, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM