Substance Abusers in Pain Tapered Off Opioids

Posted on March 28th, 2012 by

An intensive interdisciplinary outpatient program successfully treated 246 patients at high risk of substance abuse, alongside 230 low-risk patients, for their debilitating chronic pain…The intensive program at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. provides more than can be offered in a typical ambulatory setting, coinvestigator Dr. Michael Hooten said in an interview. The results suggest that high-risk patients can be included in pain rehabilitation programs without affecting treatment outcomes, said Dr. Hooten of the Mayo Clinic.

 

 

Clinical Psychiatry News by Sherry Boschert   3/28/12

Tags: Dr. Michael Hooten, Mayo Clinic Rochester, substance abuse

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