Show Summary Details
Page of

Addiction and Pain 

Addiction and Pain
Chapter:
Addiction and Pain
Author(s):

Daniel F. Lonergan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190217518.003.0007
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 October 2019

Patients who struggle with both pain and addiction present with some of the most challenging scenarios in clinical medicine. An understanding of the neurophysiologic basis of addiction is a key element in the proper management of acute and chronic pain. Physicians should appropriately screen for addiction and employ a comprehensive and safe approach to pain management, especially for patients with risk factors or a history significant for opioid addiction. Physicians should also understand the legal and regulatory issues governing the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances in the course of treatment for acute pain, chronic pain, and addiction.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.