Healthy Interventions

Pain Management & Opioid Abuse Resources

Chronic pain represents a substantial public health issue with tremendous economic, social, and medical costs. As the percentage of the U.S. population utilizing opioid analgesics for pain control grows, so do the rates of abuse, misuse, and overdose of these drugs. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the seriousness of the prescription drug abuse problem in the United States. As a medical organization, we must address the ongoing public health responsibility to provide adequate pain management.

The AAFP is actively working toward addressing pain managment and opioid abuse problems in the U.S. through advocacy, collaboration, and education. 

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Office-Based Tools

Practical tools to support patient care strategies

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Community Engagement

Data and resources to collaborate with community-based organizations

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Advocacy Action

Information on local, state, and national advocacy efforts

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Science and Education

Evidence-based knowledge and education

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Opioid Abuse Support

American Medical Association's Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse
Take advantage of this important education piece developed by the task force on prescribing naloxone.

Practice Improvement

Coding & Payment

  • Article: CCM Blling Code - Medicare now offers payment for chronic care management (CCM). Family Practice Managment details the information and tools your practice needs to bill for these services.

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Take the quiz to receive CME credit »

  • Watch the following CME webcast and earn up to 1 Prescribed credit for each webcast. Free for AAFP members (log-in required)

Chronic Opioid Therapy

For Your Patients

Educational information to provide to patients and/or their caregivers is the AAFP patient education website featuring trusted, reliable health information. Read more about pain management and opioid abuse at