19815 Bay Branch Rd
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
(334) 222-2523
HELPLINE: 1-877-530-0002



Facebook    

 

SCAMHC is an approved Mental Health site for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment program.  Find out the program details and see if you qualify by visiting: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/

SCAMHC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace

 

 

 

 


powered by centersite dot net
Pain Management
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
Nagging Low Back Pain? Try MindfulnessOpioids Plus Other Drugs a Deadly Mix for Heavy UsersHealth Tip: Manage Pain With OpioidsDoctors More Cautious Now When Prescribing Opioids to KidsEven Wisdom Tooth Removal May Spur Opioid AddictionOnly a Quarter of Opioid Painkillers Taken After Most SurgeriesOpioid Use May Sometimes Trigger A-FibFDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite CriticismsA New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back PainDespite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op PainFor Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives?1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic PainMindfulness May Be a Buffer Against PainCould a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?Chronic Pain May Drive Some to SuicideMonkey Trials Raise Hope for Non-Addictive Opioid AlternativeGovernment Rules Aimed at Curbing Opioid Prescriptions May Have BackfiredAs Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't DropMost Seniors Uninformed on Opioid UseSprained Ankle? Opioid Rx More Likely in Some States Than OthersOpioids Before Joint Replacement Tied to Worse RecoveryCould Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back PainMedical Marijuana a Hit With SeniorsRisky Prescribing Boosts Opioid Death RiskPatients on Opioids OK With Lower DosesPatterns of Potential Misuse Help Assess Risk of Opioid OverdoseHospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: StudyOpioid Makers' Perks to Docs Tied to More PrescriptionsPsychological Therapies May Help Older Adults With Chronic PainStudy Finds 31 Percent Use No Opioids After SurgeryAddictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: StudyDoctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for OpioidsFDA Recalls Kratom Products Due to Salmonella ThreatMillions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: StudyManaging Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint ReplacementDoctors Present Recs For and Against Acupuncture for PainOpioids Don't Top Non-Opioids for Pain-Related FunctionOpioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study FindsGroup CBT, Pain Education Improve Pain, Physical FunctionChronic Opioid Users May Wish to Taper Opioid UseSome Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Dose and Still Get ReliefAnother Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: StudyLosing Weight Eases Obesity-Related Pain. But How Much Is Enough?Do Over-the-Counter Painkillers Alter Emotions, Reasoning?Opioid Prescribing Trends in the VA Similar to Other SettingsHow to Avoid Opioid Addiction After Surgery
Questions and AnswersVideosLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Depression: Depression & Related Conditions
Mental Disorders
Medications

Patterns of Potential Misuse Help Assess Risk of Opioid Overdose


HealthDay News
Updated: May 21st 2018

new article illustration

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patterns of potential opioid misuse are positively associated with subsequent opioid overdose, according to a study published online May 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

In an observational study, Colleen M. Carey, Ph.D., from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and colleagues estimated how a range of patterns of potential opioid misuse relate to adverse outcomes during the next year. The authors compared outcomes for Medicare enrollees with potential opioid misuse patterns and those without these patterns.

The researchers found that 0.6 to 8.5 percent of beneficiaries fulfilled a misuse measure. There was a positive correlation for subsequent opioid overdose with successively greater numbers of prescribers or pharmacies or higher opioid quantities during the index period. The likelihood of having an opioid overdose was increased for patients who obtained opioids from two, three, or four prescribers (adjusted absolute risk for 1,000 beneficiary-years, 3.5, 4.8, and 6.4, respectively), compared with a single provider (adjusted absolute risk, 1.9). For any deviation in the single prescriber-single pharmacy opioid use pattern there was a meaningful increase in the subsequent overdose risk. There was a positive association for all misuse measures with subsequent opioid overdose and death.

"To fully assess patients' opioid overdose risk, clinicians should examine a wide range of misuse patterns," the authors write.

One author disclosed financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry; one author has a patent for a method using physician social networks based on common patients to predict cost and intensity of care in hospitals.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)