New Policy and Educational Brief Released

The United States is facing twin epidemics of pain and opioid misuse. Both are challenging, multifaceted problems with numerous comorbidities, treatment gaps, stigma, and increased risk of death.

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There's a better way.

Better chronic pain treatment will improve the lives
of millions of Americans, save billions of dollars, and
reduce opioid misuse.

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No Longer Silent

Better chronic pain treatment will improve the lives
of millions of Americans, save billions of dollars, and
reduce opioid misuse.

Learn More

Our mission is to transform the way pain is perceived, judged and treated.

Educate

To educate the public about chronic pain as a disease, reframe the current dialogue on pain management and accurately articulate the relationship to the opioid epidemic. Learn more.

Engage

To bring people living with chronic pain — as well as caregivers and researchers — to talk openly about their values, beliefs, perceptions, and experiences. Learn more.

Advocate

To develop working relationships with policy makers and organizations that advocate for legislative and regulatory initiatives to positively impact people living with chronic pain. Learn more.

Face of Pain:

Ken Babb

“When you take pain medication, it doesn’t matter who you are. Everyone is questioning you all the time. It is a very dehumanizing treatment. You’re treated as a druggie with a drug-seeking habit. That’s all you are.”

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Face of Pain:

Jonathan Bell

“I had to learn to live with the disease and to work around it. It boils over into everyday life,” Bell said. “There’s no book to tell you how to live with the disease. It’s just learning as you go.”

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PAINS Blog

PAINS Advisory Committee Member Spotlight

by Lesli Hill, PAINS Advisory Committee Volunteer Coordinator PAINS Advisory Committee member Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D. is a woman with a passion for empowering people who live with pain with education to help them be informed and vocal participants in their pain care. Her...

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