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Patients with Pre-Existing Substance Use Disorder

Managing pain and opioid use disorder among patients living with pre-existing substance use disorders (SUDs) or those recovering from SUDs is a sophisticated process and requires working with patients to create individualized treatment plans. This section includes information on conducting assessments and screening, recommended therapeutic approaches, and referrals for further treatment and information.


Provider Resources on:


  • Pain Management of Patients with SUD
  • Additional Resources


Patient & Family Resources on:

  • About Opioid Addiction and How to Prevent It
  • What to Do If You or Someone You Know Has a Problem With Drugs