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Family history of substance use disorder and chronic pain management

Pestka, Elizabeth, L., MS, PMHCNS-BC, AGN-BC; Evans, Michele, MS, PMHCNS-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000532765.76132.5c
Feature: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

Abstract: The use of family history of substance use disorder information as part of a comprehensive assessment of chronic pain can provide important data for treatment. This case example illustrates assessment, patient education, and brief motivational interviewing with referral to appropriate resources.

The use of family history of substance use disorder information as part of a comprehensive assessment of chronic pain can provide important data for treatment. This case example illustrates assessment, patient education, and brief motivational interviewing with referral to appropriate resources.

Elizabeth L. Pestka is a clinical nurse specialist at the Pain Rehabilitation Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Michele Evans is a clinical nurse specialist at the Pain Rehabilitation Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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