Key clinical point: An intensive, 6-week joint substance use disorder and chronic pain intensive outpatient program significantly reduced both substance use and pain.
Major finding: Patients had less pain and reduced substance use after completing the program, compared with baseline (P = .013 and .041, respectively).
Study details: A quality improvement project including 66 patients at a military health facility.
Disclosures: The study was sponsored by the Defense Health Agency. Dr. Stockin reported no conflicts of interest.
REPORTING FROM APS 2019