Principal Investigator(s): Eric L. Garland, PhD, LCSW, National Center for Veterans
Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Collaborating Institutions: Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado
In this treatment study, we are comparing the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) to supportive group counseling for the prevention of opioid and narcotic misuse and addiction among active duty Soldiers with chronic pain conditions. MORE is a group therapy shown to be effective for reducing chronic pain and opioid misuse in civilian patients. This study is currently underway.