Veterans and Service Members – Provider Resources
Provider information on managing pain and/or OUD in veteran and service member populations.
Pain Management and Mental Health
- Access this 4-page handout to better understand suicide risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors among patients being treated for chronic pain, in addition to strategies for working with patients to reduce suicide risk and steps to take if you suspect your patient is suicidal.
- Designed for healthcare providers, this guide contains information on evaluating chronic pain, the physical and psychological experience of pain, intersection of PTSD and chronic pain as well as how to treat patients with chronic pain and PTSD.
Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Veterans and Service Members
- Use this guide to help with identifying veterans with an OUD, determining severity, treatment options, and disposal resources.
Locate Treatment Services & Programs for Veterans and Service Members
VA Research on Pain Management