Below are guidelines, helpful hints, tools, and resources to assist you in your efforts to support chronic or persistent non-cancer pain patients in your practice. We will be adding to these resources as we continue our efforts to engage providers and patients around evidence-based opiate prescribing practices and alternative therapies for addressing chronic or persistent non-cancer pain.

Prescription Drug Disposal Locations

  1. Central Oregon Prescription Drug Disposal Units & Locations

Pharmacies Dispensing Naloxone

  1. Central Oregon Pharmacies Dispensing Naloxone

Opioids in Central Oregon

  1. Central Oregon Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Outpatient Referral Options
  2. PDMP Data on Opioids in Central Oregon (Updated March 2019)
  3. Oregon’s PDMP Data on Opioids in Central Oregon Counties (since 7/2011)

Intention Letter

  1. Signed Intention Letter by Organization
  2. Central Oregon Provider Intention Letter
  3. Background, FAQs, and Resources

Resources for Dentists

  1. OPG’s Recommended Opioid Policy for Dentists
  2. Pennsylvania Guidelines on the use of Opioids in Dental Practice
  3. Opioid Prescribing After Surgical Extraction of Teeth

Guidelines & Helpful Tips

  1. 2016 Oregon Pain Guidance (OPG) Guidelines
  2. Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
  3. Cautious, Responsible Opioid Prescribing – a guide from “Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing”
  4. Central Oregon Outpatient Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Resources
  5. Chronic Pain Treatment Checklist
  6. Five Step Approach to Treating Patients with Chronic Complex Non-Cancer Pain (CCNP)
  7. The Four Habits Model – Overview
  8. Graded Pain & Function Scale
  9. Guidelines Flow Chart for Treating Complex Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
  10. Materials Risk Notice
  11. Medical Risks of Long-Term Opioid Use
  12. Medication Contract or the Controlled Substances Treatment Agreement
  13. Metabolism Data for Common Medications
  14. Opioid Dose Calculator
  15. Pain Diary for Patients
  16. Preparing For Your Appointment: For Patients
  17. Questions & Probes for Evaluating & Monitoring Chronic Opioid Therapy
  18. Tapering Flow Chart – Oregon Pain Guidance
  19. Urine Drug Screen – Frequently Asked Questions
  20. Benzodiazepine Alternatives, Paul Coelho, MD
  21. Suggestions for Opioid Tapering/Withdrawal, Paul Coelho, MD
  22. Central Oregon Alternative Modalities for Chronic or Persistent Non-Cancer Pain (coming soon)

ADHD Screening

  1. Adult ADHD Self-Report (ASRS)

Anxiety Screening

  1. GAD -7
  2. GAD – 7 (Spanish)

Drug & Alcohol Screening

  1. AUDIT/DAST-10
  2. CUBIT-R
  3. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) – Adult
  4. SBIRT – Adolescent

Mood Screening

  1. Mood Disorder Questionnaire
  2. Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
  3. Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Spanish
  4. PHQ-4

Opioid Screening

  1. Opioid Reassessment: 4 A’s
  2. Opioid Risk Tool
  3. Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain (SOAPP)

Pain Screening

  1. Fear of Movement Scale (Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia)
  2. Keele STarT Back Screening Tool
  3. OSWESTRY Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire
  4. Pain Disability Index
  5. Pain Numeric Rating Scale
  6. Pain Scale for Patients
  7. Pain Catastrophizing Scale
  8. Fibromyalgia Syndrome Questionnaire


  1. PTSD Screen

Sleep Screening

  1. Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  2. Insomnia Severity Index
  3. Materials Risk Notice

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