TIP 54: Managing Chronic Pain in Adults with or in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

This "Treatment Improvement Protocol" equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse. It discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals. This resource complements our Center's consulting and training services for substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI) strategies.

This publication is part of the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is accessible via SAMHSA’s website.