Addiction-Free Pain Management: Relapse Prevention Counseling Workbook
By Stephen F. Grinstead and Terence T. Gorski
Severe chronic pain can and does cause relapse. This workbook is based on an innovative way of managing chronic pain for people who want to avoid becoming addicted to pain medication.
This workbook is an effective new tool that can be used for patients with pain requiring treatment that could include using addictive chemicals. The exercises are clear and easy to understand. Most importantly, it works. Each exercise had been carefully field tested with a variety of professionals and patients in a number of different settings. Pain patients find the exercises helpful. Clinicians find it easy to guide patients through the process. Managed care case managers like the process because it reduces the medical costs associated with pain disorders and the related pattern of chronic relapse that is far too common.