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All-Ohio Medical School Opioid Use Disorder Collaborative Curriculum

Funded by Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

B1. Session Overview - Define pain and addiction as a public health problem

The purpose of this session is to discuss the population-level clinical, economic, and patient-centered dimensions of pain, pain management, and substance abuse or misuse. Physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction will be defined. The causes and consequences of acute, cancer-related, and chronic noncancer pain, as well as substance misuse and abuse will be addressed, as will potential effects of public policy to reduce analgesic abuse.

Instructional Strategy: Lecture/Discussion, 2.5 hours

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify needs and consequences of pain management, substance misuses, and addiction 
  2. Examine the role of medication-assisted treatment for people with pain and substance use disorder.  

Author: Scott Strassels, MD

School: Ohio State University

Curriculum Template - Pain and addiction in public health context_6-19-2019