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2019 Oct

J Consult Clin Psychol



Effects of craving on opioid use are attenuated after pain coping counseling in adults with chronic pain and prescription opioid addiction.


Risk for prescription opioid addiction is an endemic public health concern, especially for adults with chronic pain. This study examined craving as a mediator from pain to opioid use outcomes during prescription opioid addiction treatment and tested whether counseling in pain coping skills moderated the effects of craving on treatment outcomes.