To educate and advocate for multidisciplinary pain management and ensure that a multi-modal approach is accessible to all chronic pain patients, including medically necessary opioids for chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) and palliative pain management. Effective chronic pain management includes, but is not limited to, physical therapy, mindfulness and meditation, CBT and ACT therapy, disease modifying and pain-relieving medications.
To remove the stigma surrounding chronic pain and increase awareness and empathy for those living with chronic pain conditions, who are often amongst the most vulnerable in our community, often disabled by pain and a population often discriminated against.
To reduce the stigma surrounding opioid therapy and combat opioid hysteria by promoting accurate scientific studies which show opioid therapy to be safe and effective in the appropriate patient.
To end the conflation of the terms “addiction” and “dependence”.