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Chronic Pain Plus: A New Approach to Managing Pain and Recovery

The Chronic Pain and Recovery Center is designed for individuals with a chronic pain syndrome that may include chemical dependence or abuse, depression and anxiety, social isolation, deconditioning of muscles, weight fluctuation, and sleep disturbance, all in addition to physical pain.
 
Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined—as many as 100 million people. Over the last 15 years, opioid therapy has become the standard treatment of choice for persistent pain... but there are often unintended consequences:  health risks, substance use disorders, financial costs, and mental health issues.  To take one example, the doubled-edged sword of chronic pain and addiction presents a major health crisis costing all of us tens of billions of dollars per year in health costs and lost productivity.
 
Our program aims to help each patient:

  • Reduce their experience of pain
  • Reduce or, if possible, eliminate the patient’s dependence on opioid pain medication
  • Increase the patient’s functionality and improve quality of life

See the list of conditions we treat. 

 

The Chronic Pain and Recovery Center is a unique program that addresses the whole person, integrating biopsychosocial treatments to help each patient recover from chronic pain and associated mental health or substance use disorders. Treatment is comprehensive and individualized to meet the needs of each patient, including carefully tailored decision-making regarding withdrawal, continuation or revision of pain medications.
 
The program begins with a thorough outpatient evaluation by the clinical team. The evaluation generates detailed clinical impressions and recommendations for care. Patients may subsequently be admitted to one of our inpatient units for further assessment, medication management and treatment.
 
The next phase of treatment is the Transitional Living Program. View our treatment outcomes report. Patients reside on campus and engage in recovery and rehabilitation activities including physical reconditioning, exploration of the biological, psychological and social dimensions of their illness, and skills training to manage pain and recovery. The length of stay for this phase of treatment is 4 weeks, and some patients extend their treatment beyond this minimum. This program is self-pay – a small portion of the program may be covered by insurance. Our staff will help you determine if you have this benefit. Workers’ Compensation may also provide coverage for this program.

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