Hybrid ‘third-wave’ treatments for chronic pain management in individuals receiving opioids


  • Dialectical Pain Management (DPM) is a promising combination of psychotherapeutic treatments for the management of chronic pain in individuals currently receiving opioid therapy.

Why this matters

  • Management of chronic pain requires the integration of psychological, behavioral, and biological approaches.

  • The combination of two contradictory approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) might demonstrate potential in decreasing the symptoms and effects of chronic pain.