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addiction, chronic pain, family history, risk reduction, substance use disorders



  1. Pestka, Elizabeth L. MS, PMHCNS-BC, AGN-BC
  2. Evans, Michele MS, PMHCNS-BC


Abstract: The use of family history of substance use disorder information as part of a comprehensive assessment of chronic pain can provide important data for treatment. This case example illustrates assessment, patient education, and brief motivational interviewing with referral to appropriate resources.