This 1-hour on-demand module will discuss options for non-pharmacological treatment of pain and addiction, including interventional treatments, behavioral therapy, physical and occupational therapy, digital apps, 12-step programs, and other nonpharmacological treatment options for patients. This is the fifth of 6 modules in The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials series.
Treating pain and addiction is a complex topic that many providers struggle to understand. This module will focus on nonpharmacological treatment options while the previous module, Module 4, focuses on pharmacological treatment options. Together, these two modules will provide guidance for practitioners to develop evidence-based treatment plans for patients with pain and addiction in alignment with the patient's treatment goals, communicate with the patient about the treatment plan, and manage and monitor patient progress effectively. Specifically, Module 4 will discuss nonpharmacological treatment of pain and addiction, including interventional treatments, behavioral therapy, physical and occupational therapy, digital apps, 12-step programs, and other nonpharmacological treatment options for patients.
This module is part of The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials, a series of 6 online modules that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary approaches. All modules can be taken together as a full 6-hour course or can be taken individually to fill learner knowledge gaps in pain and addiction topics.
Learners looking for more advanced topics in pain and addiction should register for the Applied Skills Workshop (intermediate level) or the Common Threads Course (advanced level), learn more at https://elearning.asam.org/PainAddictionCourses
The target audience for this module includes: primary care physicians, fellows in training and residents, providers who are new to addiction medicine or are early in their career and other members of the care team who are looking for introductory topics on pain and addiction.
This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, and Systems-based Practice.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
• Explain the rationale for developing a multimodal treatment plan to the treatment of pain and addiction, which incorporates nonpharmacological approaches
• Explain how to use patient-centered communication techniques, such as those used in motivational interviewing, to support and sustain patient engagement and motivation in treatment
• Explain how nonpharmacological interventions and therapies employed by behavioral health therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapy specialists as well as other kinds of interventions are effective and powerful components in the treatment of pain and addiction
• Discuss considerations when making referrals to other specialists/providers for treating pain and addiction or promoting functional well-being