After you have completed the reading, and without reviewing your classmates responses, post your initial response to the following discussion. Your post should be at least 300-350 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources.
What is the difference between acute and chronic pain? What treatments for pain, including pharmacological treatments, alternative treatments, and faith-based or spiritual healing, exist? What are some of the risks of pharmacological treatments for pain as it relates to the potential for developing a substance use disorder?