PCSS Podcasts

PCSS Podcasts discuss up-to-date pain medicine and substance use disorder topics with the goal of increasing the general education of healthcare providers. These podcasts are not designated for CME/CE credit. View PCSS Podcast website. The podcasts are available on iTunes.

  • Motivational Interviewing
    Mental health counselor and educational specialist Mr. Raymond Isackila, Ed.S., LPCC, LICDC speaks on the powerful communication technique of motivational interviewing. Mr. Isackila is an educational …
  • Addressing Patient Resistance to Medication Assisted Treatment
    Medication-assisted treatment is widely accepted treatment for patients with opioid use disorders. Still, patients have many reasons, spoken and unspoken, to be reluctant to start this potentially lif …
  • Non-opioid Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain
    Today we discuss non-opioid pharmacological management of chronic pain with Dr. Kevin Sevarino. Dr. Sevarino received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1982 from McGill University and his Ph.D. in Molecula …
  • Naltrexone as Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
    Today we will be talking about the use of naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorder therapy. Naltrexone is an opioid blocker, or antagonist, that has limited prevalence of use compared with …
  • Use of Opioids
    Dr. Lynn Webster is one of the world’s leading pain experts. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine and addiction medicine. Among his numerous accomplishments, Dr. Webster is the found …
  • Applications of the CDC Guidelines
    As a member of the committee that developed the CDC opioid guidelines and a primary care physician who treats chronic pain patients, Dr. Roger Chou is a uniquely situated authority in the conversation …
  • Opioid Use Disorder
    Opioid use disorder is commonly known to be dangerous. The media has effectively spread the message of the danger and fatal consequences of overdose from misused prescription opioids and illicit drugs …
  • Buprenorphine Induction
    Buprenorphine is the most frequently used medication to treat opioid use disorder in this country. It is also under-utilized due to the dearth of physicians trained and familiar with how to start it. …
  • Myths and Misconceptions of Medication-Assisted Treatment
    Medication-assisted treatment is an important approach for some people with substance use disorders. It is also frequently misunderstood–isn't treating someone with methadone for a heroin proble …
  • The CDC Opioid Guidelines
    Our first guest is Dr. Roger Chou. As a member of the committee that developed the CDC opioid guidelines released this April, Dr. Chou has a unique perspective on the development, rationale and scient …