Reduce Opioids – Then What?

The National Pain Report publishes a feature interview to address the question - what happens after opioids are limited or stopped? Patients with chronic pain are being unfairly punished for the actions of addicts. And, importantly: how do we treat pain differently?

Beth Darnall, PhD addresses all of these questions and more. Read the article here.

Exerpt:

We turned to Beth Darnall, PhD from Stanford University. Beth is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University and author of Less Pain, Fewer Pills. She writes about using less medication—but also talks about alternatives.

She thinks we have to do more than simply reduce opioid prescriptions:

This is a great question. First, we need individualized pain care- one size does not fit all. Broadly speaking we need 3 things...

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