Chronic Pain & Opioid Addiction: The Role of Integrated Care


“The Case for Confronting Long-Term Opioid Use as A Hospital-Acquired Condition”. Michael Schlosser, Ravi Chari, and Jonathan Perlin. Health Affairs. September 8, 2017. Available at

“National trends in long-term use of prescription opioids.” Ramin Mojtabai. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. July 5, 2017. Available at

“Where have all the workers gone? An inquiry into the decline of the U.S. labor force participation rate.” Alan B. Krueger. Brookings Institute. September 7, 2017. Available at

“Holistic Therapy Programs May Help Pain Sufferers Ditch Opioids.” Michelle Andrews. NPR via Kaiser Health News. August 29, 2017. Available at

“Stopping Epidemics at The Source: Applying Lessons From Cholera To The Opioid Crisis.” Chester Buckenmaier III and Eric Schoomaker. Health Affairs. August 4, 2017. Available at

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“Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health”. Rebecca Ahrnsbrak, Jonaki Bose, Sarra L. Hedden, Rachel N. Lipari, Eunice Park-Lee.  SAMSHA. September 2017. Available at

“Groups Seek Ban on High-Dose Opioids Citing Overdose Danger.” Carla K. Johnson. The Washington Post. August 31, 2017. Available at

“Cognitive and Mind-Body Therapies for Chronic Low Back and Neck Pain: Effectiveness and Value.” Jeffrey A. Tice, Varun Kumar, Ifeoma Otuonye, Margaret Webb, Matt Seidner, David Rind, Rick Chapman, Daniel A. Ollendorf, Steven D. Pearson,  Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). August 15, 2017. Available at

“With Drug Overdoses Soaring, States limit the Length of Painkiller Prescriptions”. Katie Zezima. The Washington Post. August 9, 2017. Available at

“Veterans’ health-care gap creates ‘greater risk’ for opioid abuse.” Joe Davidson. The Washington Post. August 7, 2017. Available at

“Responding to the Opioid Crisis: Insurers Balance Stepped up Monitoring, Restrictions with Need for Appropriate Pain Treatment.” Dania Palanker, Sandy Ahn, and Sabrina Corlette. The Center on Health Isnurance Reforms at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. May 23, 2017. Available at

“Physicians Face Moral Dilemma in Conscription on War on Drugs.” Jeffrey A. Singer. Cato Institute. March 23, 2016.

“Patients in Pain, and a Doctor Who Must Limit Drugs.” Jan Hoffman. The New York Times. March 16, 2016. Available at