The Multidimensional Nature of Pain and Its Interfaces with Addiction: Implications for Treatment and Recovery
Chronic pain often has complex contributors including biological, psychologic, and sociocultural factors that shape the individual’s experience of pain and its impact on their quality of life. Understanding contributors to an individual’s experience of pain is important to developing a pathway to sustained recovery and improvement in quality of life. This presentation explores the neuropsychobiology of pain and its implications for treatment and recovery. It considers the roles that substance and medication use may play in sustaining or recovering from chronic pain and explores options for substance and medication management in the context of pain treatment.
Faculty: Seddon Savage, MD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify complex contributors to the experience of chronic pain.
- Identify and address a range of substance use issues common in chronic pain.
- Plan effective multidimensional care of persons with chronic pain.
Seddon Savage, MD, is a clinician, educator, and advocate in the fields of addiction medicine and pain medicine. She is medical director of the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut, is an associate professor of anesthesiology on the adjunct faculty of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and works as an advisor to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Substance Use & Behavioral Health Initiative. Dr. Savage served as president of the American Pain Society from 2010 to 2012 and as president of the New Hampshire Medical Society in 2007.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Savage reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance