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Chronic Pain and Addictive Disorder 

Chronic Pain and Addictive Disorder
Chronic Pain and Addictive Disorder

Tabitha A. Washington

, Khalilah Brown

, and Gilbert Fanciullo

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date: 06 May 2021

The intersection of pain and addiction to opioids is a problem that has defied understanding and solution since 3000 BCE. While addictive disorders do not make treatment with opioids impossible, they certainly make it more dangerous for our patients and society not to mention the emotional and temporal strain they may place on providers.

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