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Pain Medication: Using a Contract to Deter Addiction

In some cases, patients receiving long term narcotics for pain management will sign a contract that delineates their privileges and warns them that the detection of abuse, or abuse patterns of behavior will cause the cessation of prescriptions for their narcotic drugs or release from the medical practice. Dr. Robert Mallin, a family physician who specializes in addiction medication, explains how the contract can be beneficial for both the patient and the doctor and gives an overview of what the contract entails.

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