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Chronic Pain and Addictive Disorder

Tabitha A. Washington, Khalilah Brown and Gilbert Fanciullo

in Pain

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199827602
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322909 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199827602.003.0022

Series: What Do I Do Now

Chronic Pain and Addictive Disorder

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The intersection of pain and addiction to opioids is a problem that has defied understanding and solution since 3000 BCE. While addictive disorders do not make treatment with opioids impossible, they certainly make it more dangerous for our patients and society not to mention the emotional and temporal strain they may place on providers.

Chapter.  1247 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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