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Papers: 22 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Feb 11

Drug Alcohol Depend


Chronic non-cancer pain among adults with substance use disorders: Prevalence, characteristics, and association with opioid overdose and healthcare utilization.


Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) among patients with substance use disorder (SUD) poses a risk for worse treatment outcomes. Understanding the association of CNCP with SUD is important for informing the need and potential benefits of pain assessment/management among those with SUDs.