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Describe the nature of acute and chronic pain. Discuss existing options for treatment of pain, including at least one from each of the following categories: pharmacological treatments, alternative treatments, and faith-based or spiritual healing. What are some of the risks of pharmacological treatments for pain as it relates to the potential for developing a substance use disorder? Include information from the supplemental reading to support this discussion.
Choose one of the non-pharmacological treatment methods and compare the advantages and disadvantages of that method and using prescription pain medication.
Textbook-Straub, R. O. (2019). Health Psychology.