Opioids and Addiction

Defining the terms addiction and dependence and looking at how common opioid addiction is.
Diagnosing and identifying dependence on prescribed opioids.
Identification and treatment of prescription opioid dependent patients and how to prevent dependence on prescribed opioi
Considerations when prescribing for patients with a current or past history of substance misuse/in recovery from addicti
Considerations when managing acute pain in patients with current or past history of substance misuse.
Considerations when managing chronic pain in patients with current or past history of substance misuse
Considerations when managing patients in palliative care with current or past history of substance misuse
Managing patients who experience pain when on methadone dose taper.