Opioid, Addiction and Chronic Pain

Clinical Resources

The below resources were compiled by Dr. Peter Butt on Opioid, Addiction and Chronic Pain 

AFMC Primer on Biopsychosocial Approach to Addiction.  E-learning tools on early brain and biological development and addictions for undergraduate medical education.  This resource e-primer has good basic content and a number of case vignettes and studies that may be useful at the PGME level.

MetaPhi safe prescribing practices for addictive medications and management of substance use disorders in primary care: A pocket reference for primary care providers. 

Portico Network is a resource for mental health and addiction professionals and people who encounter mental health and addictions in their daily work.  They have a collection of evidence-based information, tools, toolkits, videos and podcasts which are designed to inform and support your day-to-day practice.

Both British Columbia and Alberta have archived their Opioid Agonist Therapy training on-line and expanded the content to cover addiction more broadly.

Suboxone Training Program - This online course is recommended by the CPSS for buprenorphine/naloxone prescribing

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, American Society of Addiction Medicine and the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse are all good resources.

For recovery support and to engage people in the efficacy and beauty of this work look at: