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Correlates of prescription opioid therapy in Veterans with chronic pain and history of substance use disorder

Travis I. Lovejoy, PhD, MPH, et al.

This study characterized opioid prescription in a sample of Veterans Health Administration patients with chronic pain and lifetime substance use disorder histories. Participants prescribed long-term opioid therapy had a greater number of pain diagnoses and endorsed poorer pain-related function than those not prescribed opioid therapy or those prescribed shortterm opioid therapy. Findings highlight the poor pain-related functioning in patients with history of substance use disorder who are prescribed long-term opioid therapy.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0230

Volume 53 Number 1, 2016
   Pages 25 — 36


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Lovejoy TI, Dobscha SK, Turk DC, Weimer MB, Morasco BJ. Correlates of prescription opioid therapy in Veterans with chronic pain and history of substance use disorder. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(1):25–36.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0230
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