[PDF] New Addiction Criteria: Diagnostic Challenges Persist in Treating Pain With Opioids

Source:
International Association for the Study of Pain
Publisher:
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Publication date:
13 December 2013

Abstract

This issue of Pain: Clinical Updates will review the current understanding of the biological basis for addiction, the evolution of addiction definations, and-given that the treatment of long-term chronic pain with addictive drugs can be accompanied by addiction or states akin to addiction-reflect on the diagnosic and therapeutic challenges  that need to be overcome if affected patients are to be appropriately supported.