Resources to Help Manage Chronic Pain

 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

 CDC developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings. Recommendations focus on the use of opioids in treating chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 months or past the time of normal tissue healing) outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

National Institute of Health

Resources include patient agreement and consent forms to guide opioid prescribing and the identification and care of patients with substance use disorder.


PainEDU is an educational website for clinicians, to enhance understanding of pain management through interviews, articles, educational courses, and case studies. Registered users have access to valuable resources and risk management tools including the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain (SOAPP) and the Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM) as well as Continuing education credits at no cost through online case-based pain management courses.

Practice-Based Toolkit (AAFP Members Only)

This toolkit is designed to help family physicians identify gaps in practice flow, standardize evaluation and treatment of chronic pain patients, and facilitate conversations surrounding pain and treatment goals, as well as identify and mitigate risk. It contains primary care, patient-centered resources that highlight key workflow features in order to streamline delivery and offer best-care medicine. Access the tool kit here.

SAMHSA - Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Resources for MAT, ncluding opioid treatment programs (OTPs), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders.

Seabrook House 

Built upon the bedrock of helping others, Seabrook House ® has assisted thousands in their search for a new beginning. The residential campus has expanded tremendously to meet the educational, medical, and counseling needs of patients.

FOR PATIENTS - Chronic Pain Chronic pain may last months or even years. Chronic pain may interfere with your daily activities...

WebMD - Pain Management OverviewPain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Living with chronic pain can be challenging. It is essential that you and your doctor discuss treatment options with all of the risks and benefits carefully considered