Introduction (TIP 54, Chapter 1): Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders

About the Course:

Introduction (TIP 54, Chapter 1): Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) in adults with histories of substance use disorders (SUDs). It does NOT describe how to treat SUDs or other behavioral health disorders in patients with CNCP; however, it provides readers with information about SUD assessments and referrals for further evaluation.

Course materials are from Chapter 1 and can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from

Course materials are found on pages 1-11 of pdf document (pages 14 to 24 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).



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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about managing chronic pain in adults with or in recovery from substance use disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify chronic pain impact, pain and addiction basics, the neurology of pain, and chronic pain.

  2. Explain pain’s effect on health and the neurobiology and risk factors for addiction.

  3. Describe cross-addiction and the cycle of chronic pain and addiction.

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Course Number: 101863
Total Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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