Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; 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 opiod misuse, addiction and overdose
death. People with pain deserve relief, and the good news is there are many strategies for both 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 Education Series organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders.
FURTHER INFORMATION: contact Emily Hagen, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or email@example.com
LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.See All The Details Here