Never Only Opioids: The Imperative for Early Integration of
Non-Pharmacological Approaches and Practitioners
in the Treatment of Patients with Pain

Recommendations for Policy Makers

We are pleased to announce this important Policy Brief, which is the 5th in a series of briefs profiling policy issues important to improving chronic pain. We wish to thank the primary authors: Martha Menard, PhD, LMT, Arya Nielsen, PhD, Ac, Heather Tick, MD, William Meeker, DC, MPH, Kevin Wilson, ND, John Weeks and Co-Editor, Richard Payne, MD.  This policy brief is a product of PAINS in collaboration with the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) and the Center for Practical Bioethics. ACCAHC participation was funded by an unrestricted grant from the NCMIC Foundation.

The Policy Brief Series is designed as a tool for PAINS members to support their work to improve pain policy. In the spirit of the alliance, the Brief is designed as an “open document” so any member organization or individual can brand it with their name and contact information. The back page of the brief is designed with a space marked “This copy is made available to you by:” for easy personalization.

Everyone can download a master electronic copy. Hard copies can be ordered in a package of 10 or 20 for free and there is a flat rate mailing cost of $5.00. If you want larger quantities, please contact us.

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