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2022 04 01

Ann Fam Med


20 Suppl 1

Behavioral health treatment barriers and preferences of primary care patients with chronic pain and alcohol use.


Buckheit K, Moskal D, Beehler G, Scharer J, Funderburk J, Loughran T
Ann Fam Med. 2022 04 01; 20(20 Suppl 1).
PMID: 35905462.


Although chronic pain and high-risk alcohol use are prevalent in primary care and associated with more severe pain and functional impairment, current approaches address them separately and often neglect risky alcohol use among those with chronic pain. Treatments tailored to patient preferences increase utilization, yet little is known about patient treatment preferences for chronic pain and high-risk alcohol use.