Unresolving pain often intersects with substance use disorders, as well as trauma and mood disorders, complicating healing and recovery. In this presentation Dr. Jerome Lerner will offer an educational coaching and treatment model which identifies the complicating factors that impede natural recovery from painful conditions.
Rather than a specific pain treatment, this approach addresses the strategies of pain recovery which can be applied effectively by therapists and addiction professionals in their practices. Dr. Lerner will also present the latest opiate use guidelines from the CDC and explore how they may impact pain management.
- Identify the four major complicating factors that interfere with the natural healing of painful conditions
- Differentiate chronic pain from complex or complicated pain
- Identify three strategies that people with addiction and pain can implement to safely and effectively reduce pain
- List three current CDC guidelines for use of opiates for chronic pain
The Association for the Addiction Professionals - NAADAC
This course has been approved by Vendome Group, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 993121, Vendome Group LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.