Web-based CBT for Opioid-treated, Chronic Pain Patients with Aberrant Behavior

Principal Investigator: Andrew Rosenblum

It is conservatively estimated that 30-60 million Americans experience non-trivial chronic pain and that this disorder imposes substantial personal burden in terms of disability and suffering and incurs significant economic and social costs, such as employee absenteeism and high health care utilization. To address this public health concern, we propose to develop a novel interactive, web-based program to provide comprehensive, psychosocial treatment to opioid-treated, chronic pain patients with aberrant drug-taking behavior. The proposed research will contribute new empirical information relevant to improving the treatment of chronic pain by enabling the widespread delivery of evidence-based psychosocial treatment to chronic pain patients.

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