Rockville, MD (March 5, 2018) – The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) is excited to welcome the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) as the newest member of the coalition. Founded in 1988, AIPM is a diverse community of healthcare providers representing more than 30 distinct disciplines who are dedicated to using all appropriate therapeutic approaches to reduce pain and achieve optimal health and healing. AIPM aims to improve the lives of people with pain by advancing an individualized, integrative model for care and developing and advocating for public policies that enable health care providers to deliver optimal care for those living in pain.
“We are thrilled to have AIPM join the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose,” said Dr. Corey Waller, Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Legislative Advocacy Committee. “By working together, we hope to educate policy makers on the intersection of pain and addiction and enact smart legislation to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives.”
About the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose
The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose is a coalition of local, regional and national groups that are committed to advancing meaningful legislative and regulatory policies in response to the opioid epidemic. The Coalition seeks to address the U.S. opioid epidemic by engaging policy makers, public health leaders, chronic pain and addiction specialists, individuals in and seeking recovery and family members, so that legislation and policies get the support and funding needed.