Moderate-to-severe pain normally warranting consideration of opioid analgesics may occur in patients with substance use disorder (SUD) or an SUD history. If opioid analgesics are considered, consideration should also be given to enhanced monitoring practices during the course of pain management. Additionally, care should be coordinated with providers of SUD-related care, such as therapists and other mental health consultants, and prescribers of medication-assisted therapies (e.g. naltrexone, buprenorphine, methadone).
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