Primary Care Intervention to Reduce Prescription Opioid Overdoses


This study is a pragmatic randomized controlled trial of a motivational intervention to improve safe handling and storage and reduce overdose risk behaviors among veterans prescribed chronic opioid therapy in VA primary care clinics. The intervention is compared to an equal-attention condition of pain psychoeducation. Both conditions build on the VA long-term opioids informed consent procedure mandated for all patients receiving long-term opioid therapy in VHA facilities.

Status: Ongoing
Funding: VA Health Services Research & Development
Faculty Engagement: Maria Silveira, MD, MA, MPH, FAAHPM Faculty Engagement: Maureen Walton, MPH, PhD Faculty Engagement: Mark Ilgen, PhD
Category: Research