Opioid Tapering

Expert Consensus on Managing Concerning Behaviors in Patients on Long-Term Opioids

Expert Consensus on Managing Concerning Behaviors in Patients on Long-Term Opioids

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Patient education and information gathering are important initial approaches to managing concerning behaviors such as missing appointments or taking more opioid medication than prescribed.

Best Practices for Discussing Opioid Tapering With Your Patients

Best Practices for Discussing Opioid Tapering With Your Patients

Helping patients understand individualized reasons for opioid tapering and encouraging them to provide input into the process are key for patient-provider communications.

Motivational Interviewing for Opioid Tapering

Motivational Interviewing for Opioid Tapering

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Behavioral techniques such as motivational interviewing may facilitate the tapering process.

Opioid Tapering: Importance of Following Professional Guidelines

Opioid Tapering: Importance of Following Professional Guidelines

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At PAINWeek, Dr Hah focused on the risks of long-term opioid use for chronic noncancer pain and reviewed guidelines regarding the tapering of these medications.

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