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American Society for Action on Pain

UI - 000024

AU - Weingarten MA

TI - Chronic opioid therapy in patients with a remote history of substance abuse

AB - LA: English AB: Presents 2 cases of male patients with a history of substance abuse who were

successfully maintained on narcotics for chronic pain problems, without escalation of dose or abuse. It is

suggested that the criteria proposed by R. K. Portenoy (see PA, Vol 77:23432) for institution of narcotic

maintenance in chronic pain patients should not be considered absolute. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1991

American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved) KP: chronic narcotic therapy; chronic pain; male patients

with history of substance abuse; case reports AN: 78-16376

SO - Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 1991;6:2-