2. Additional Resources


Tools and resources provided by Alberta Health Services – Chronic Pain Centre:

Other tools and resources:

  • Opioid Manager National Pain Center
  • Opioid Safety for Patients with Chronic Pain Jointly published by: Alberta College of Pharmacists, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Medical Association, College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
  • Opioid Risk Tool Developed by: Lynn R. Webster, MD; Medical Director of Lifetree Medical, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84106
  • Navigating Opioids for Chronic Pain Developed by: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Office, Faculty of Medicine’s , University of Toronto The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
  • Opioid Education Resources Collated by Alberta Physician Learning Program
  • Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) An integrated community-based chronic disease management program that includes the following services:

– Patient education, including disease-specific and general health and lifestyle topics, such as nutrition (including for Irritable Bowel Syndrome), fatigue, fibromyalgia – Better Choices, Better Health® – Chronic Pain – Provides free self-management workshops for people with chronic pain. Workshops are once a week for 2 ½ hours for 6 weeks. – Supervised exercises

  • Specialist LINK A telephone advice line that family doctors can use to contact a specialist for advice about a patient in real time Provides advice from a chronic pain specialist — 403-910-2551 (toll-free 1-844-962-5465)
  • Pain BC Includes webinars, workshops and online self management training through the Live Plan Be portal
  • The Pain Toolkit Helping people all over the world self manage persistent pain
  • Headspace (website and smartphone app) Mindfulness meditation; free content available
  • Dr. Christopher Germer Mindfulness meditation, self-compassion, relaxation; free downloads available
  • Dr. Dan Siegel Videos and supportive material Mindful Breathing with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel on YouTube (7 minutes):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEd1YP-TQt0

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