This pilot trial is aimed at improving treatments for opioid misuse behaviors in patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. In previous work, Dr. Merlin and her team developed innovative consensus-based algorithms to manage these behaviors. In this project, will develop implementation strategies and operationalize algorithms that address opioid misuse behaviors among individuals receiving long-term opioid therapy with the overall goal of reducing patient harm and diminishing the impact of long-term opioid therapy on the opioid epidemic. Next steps include using this toolkit to help clinics incorporate the algorithms and pilot test their use in practice. Click here for more information.
(Funding Source: NIH/NIDA Grant R34DA050004)