Opioids and Chronic Pain
The opioid epidemic is spilling into consulting rooms as more therapists encounter clients overusing these dangerous medicines to treat their chronic pain. Although behavioral interventions are the treatment of choice for pain, prescriptions for opioids—the least effective and riskiest treatment option—continue to rise.
Led by a therapist and a physician, this workshop recording digs into the epidemic, and the mindfulness and CBT approaches that bring dramatic improvements to people with pain.
Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCAS, NCC, leads workshops in DSM-5, trauma, and disaster mental health. She’s the coauthor of Overcoming Compassion Fatigue, and with Don Teater, Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People from Hurt to Hope.
Financial: Martha Teater maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Martha Teater is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Don Teater, MD, MPH, owner of Teater Health Solutions and a family physician, is focused on opioid misuse and overdose, and trains physicians across the country to properly treat pain.
Financial: Don Teater is the owner of Teater Health Solutions. He has an employment relationship with Meridian Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Teater receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Don Teater has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.