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Working together to understand pain and treat it safely

Knowledge and resources for people with persistent pain in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties. Learn more »

Infographic: The Opioid Epidemic

Share this infographic to help your friends and neighbors understand the opioid epidemic and learn how to address their pain safely.

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AACT Beyond Pain

In this video, program creator and facilitator Lianne Dyche talks about AACT Beyond Pain, a program using modern pain science, evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help participants understand what pain is and develop tools to change their experience of it.

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Understand pain and treat it safely.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events

Resiliency Yoga Class

September 18, 2019 4:00PM Live Well Studio
Live Well Studio is offering a beginner friendly class called “Resiliency Yoga” and is designed for people working with persistent pain in their lives.
Weekly class

Pain Solutions: First Steps workshop, Newport

September 19, 2019 1:30PM Center for Health Education
Pain Solutions: First Steps is a free six-week workshop created for people who have persistent pain. It is led by a psychologist and a physical therapist. Learn that your pain can change and gain tools to reduce the impact of pain in your daily life.
Multi-week course

Pain Solutions: First Steps workshop, Albany

September 19, 2019 2:30PM Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Pain Solutions: First Steps is a free six-week workshop created for people who have persistent pain. It is led by a psychologist and a physical therapist. Learn that your pain can change and gain tools to reduce the impact of pain in your daily life.
Multi-week course

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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Are Slowing The Flow Of Pills — But Progress Is Slow

August 14, 2019
Source: NPR (National Public Radio) 
Surgeons are starting to reduce their opioid prescribing habits a little. But they still prescribe a lot of pain pills in the midst of an opioid addiction crisis.

Nearly 50% Of New Mothers In U.S. Prescribed Opioids During Last Decade, Study Finds

July 30, 2019
Source: Forbes 
During the last decade, almost 50% of new mothers in the U.S. were prescribed opioids before or after delivery, according to results of a new study. 

Medical Schools Look To Educate The Next Generation Of Doctors On Pain

July 30, 2019
Source: WBUR Boston's NPR News Station
Training around use and misuse of opioids begins in the first year of med school, and students spend 30 hours of the curriculum learning about topics related to opioids and substance use.

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About PainWise

PainWise is a public resource created by a joint task force with healthcare partners throughout the Oregon counties of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn. We bring knowledge and resources to help patients, healthcare providers, and communities understand pain so they can treat it safely and effectively.