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Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain Pocket Guide | North Carolina Governor's Working Group [NCGWG]

While opioid medications are generally safe when taken as prescribed for a short period of time, they may be misused as they can produce euphoria in addition to pain relief. This tabbed pocket guide to help providers assess the risks and benefits of initiating or continuing opioid therapy and recommended strategies for managing tapering, withdrawal and discontinuation.

Non-Drug Treatment Options for Managing Pain

Some people are hesitant to use medication to deal with their pain. Others want something else to help supplement pain management. Learn about alternative treatments that may help.