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2022 Oct 31

J Addict Med

Distress Tolerance in the Comorbid Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder Population.


Wilson SC, Shaffer JA, Wachholtz AB
J Addict Med. 2022 Oct 31.
PMID: 36342674.


The risk of opioid addiction among people with chronic pain is elevated in those using opioids to self-medicate physical or emotional pain or distress. The purpose of this study is to test the main effect of distress tolerance (DT) on opioid use disorder (OUD) status in people with chronic pain, and the potential moderating effect of DT in the relationship between known addiction risk factors and the development of OUD.