Family lore recalls that my grandfather, succumbing to stomach cancer in the mid-1960s, “died addicted to morphine.” Decades before the AIDS crisis sparked the hospice and palliative care movements, the confluences of pain, dependence, and addiction were confused and regrettably moralized. Since then, the science has excelled, but our clinical understanding of how pain and […]

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Original Article Posted at : https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/01/merging-the-wisdom-of-pain-medicine-and-addiction-medicine-to-optimize-outcomes.html