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Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.

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A Review of Considerations in the Assessment and Treatment of Pain and Risk for Opioid Misuse

By Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Medical Director, PCSS-O

Module Description: Historical Information: Context for the current epidemic of opioid misuse in the US; Evaluation of the Patient with Pain;Treatment Challenges in Primary Care; Treatment Modalities for OUD
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For more information about Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies, go to www.pcss-o.org.