An emerging body of literature from the United States (US) describes ‘aberrant’ (i.e. divergent) medication-related behaviours among pain patients, and the extent to which they are associated with harm, including medical morbidity, dependence and diversion.
Treatment and Intervention
Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder are highly prevalent among people with substance use disorders. There is however, a dearth of literature as to how best to treat this comorbidity.