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Knowledge and resources to manage pain safely

Working together to better understand pain in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties. Learn more »

PainWise Infographic: The Opioid Epidemic

Print and share this infographic to help understand the opioid epidemic, and what it means to manage pain safely.

Painwise infographic

Video: Freedom from Opioids

Dr. Brent Godek (family physician), and Christien Boyer (former pain patient) talk about the dangers of using opioid medications. Christien shares her personal story of how her life changed when she became addicted to morphine, and her path to freedom.

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Manage pain safely in our community.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events

Pain Talks for Real People

June 20, 2018 6:00PM Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Midvalley Pain Alliance brings you presentations by healthcare clinicians who understand up-to-date pain science & help people master, not manage, their pain.
One-time class

PainWise First Steps class, Newport

September 6, 2018 1:15PM Center for Health Education
This free, six-week course will provide participants with effective tools to help manage chronic pain. Each session will incorporate behavioral health and gentle movement components with instruction by a trained behaviorist and a physical therapist.
Multi-week course

PainWise First Steps class, Albany

September 6, 2018 1:30PM Samaritan Albany General Hospital
This free, six-week course will provide participants with effective tools to help manage chronic pain. Each session will incorporate behavioral health and gentle movement components with instruction by a trained behaviorist and a physical therapist.
Multi-week course

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FDA approves the first non-opioid treatment for management of opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

May 23, 2018
Source: PR Newswire
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride) for the mitigation of withdrawal symptoms to facilitate abrupt discontinuation of opioids in adults.

AANA Calls on Healthcare Community to Use Opioid-Sparing Pain Management to Prevent Addiction and Abuse

May 19, 2018
Source: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
More then 2 million people each year switch to persistent opioid use after surgery, and nearly half of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is calling on the healthcare community at large to use opioid-sparing pain management techniques to better prevent opioid addiction and abuse.

New NIH Program Eyes mHealth, Telehealth as Pain Management Tools

April 16, 2018
Source: mHealth Intelligence
Telehealth platforms and mHealth devices targeting pain relief may play a significant role in the National Institutes for Health’s new initiative to combat opioid abuse.

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About PainWise

PainWise is a public resource created by a joint task force with health care partners located throughout Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties in Oregon. Our goal is to end the opioid epidemic in our communities through education and resources on pain and pain management.