A Tailored Behavioral Intervention to Increase Engagement in Pain and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care Settings

Summary

Despite questionable benefits, long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain remains common in primary care. An estimated 21-29% of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain have misused their medication and another 8-12% of them have an opioid use disorder. This project aims to understand individual attributes that affect patient decision making regarding treatment for opioid use disorder and to develop a tailored behavioral health intervention to increase patient engagement with treatment.

Status: Ongoing
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Category: Research