Intersection of Pain and Addiction

Source: Office Based Addiction Treatment at Boston Medical Center's Grayken for Addiction

This 6 minute video titled “Intersection of Pain and Addiction” from a clinician at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction describes how addiction often develops after treatment for pain, how individuals with substance use disorder experience pain differently, and how important it is to treat pain in individuals with current SUD or a history of SUD. Conversations with patients about their addiction and treatment history and their pain is recommended.

This is the second video in a new series launched by Boston Medical Center’s OBAT Training and Technical Assistance Team, aimed at providing clinical care teams with education on topical issues in the field of addiction treatment.

Funding Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services