New Manual Provides Guidance in Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With Substance Abuse

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Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders , is a new manual developed to equip clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic non-cancer pain in adults with histories of substance use disorders . The manual was developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The manual is one of the latest in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series. TIPs are best-practice guidelines developed by SAMHSA to help provide state-of-the-art information to behavioral health care providers about effective treatment approaches.

http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1203235923.aspx

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