“The epidemic co-occurrence of chronic pain and opioid use has resulted in an expensive ($635 billion per year) and deadly (72,000 overdose deaths per year) problem in the United States.”
“Many individual studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated the efficacy of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for chronic pain and substance use disorders.”
“Cognitive Behavior Therapy can help alleviate suffering for patients who have chronic pain and use opioids with the hope of getting relief. The┬áCognitive Behavior Therapy therapist uses many strategies.”

Chronic Pain and Opioid Use: The Important Role of CBT Therapists