Presentation Title: Collaborative Care for Opioid Dependence And Pain (CCODAP)
Author Name(s): Michael A. Bushey, MD, PhD
Author Department and School Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Indiana University
Abstract: The use of opioid pain medications to treat chronic pain has led to widespread opioid dependence and an exponential rise in drug overdose deaths. Tapering of opioids is desirable but challenging in primary care and specialty clinics that lack behavioral health expertise. To provide critical support to patients and providers during opioid medication tapering, we propose to enroll 40 patients into a randomized pilot clinical trial of a 12-week telecare collaborative care program administered by a psychiatrist and peer recovery specialist team. The intervention will incorporate a positive psychology intervention for treating chronic pain. Our primary aim is to determine the potential effectiveness of our intervention in facilitating opioid medication weaning, with reduction in opioid dose as the primary outcome. Our secondary aims are to assess pain outcomes, patient satisfaction, and barriers to adherence. The results from this feasibility study will inform a larger randomized control trial of this intervention.