About Us

Providers Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry with: American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, American Society for Pain Management Nursing, and International Nurses Society on Addictions. Visit the PCSS-O website for more resources, www.pcss-o.org.

This is a resource developed for the PCSS-O project created by Seddon Savage, MD and Elinore McCance-Katz MD, PhD.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

We thank the following individuals and organizations for their assistance with content available on this product:

  1. Steve Passik, PhD
  2. Lynn Webster, MD
  3. Dan Kivlahan, PhD
  4. Roger Chou, MD
  5. J Shein DrPH, MPH
  6. CS Cleeland, PhD and the Pain Research Group
  7. Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center/Dept of Defense
  8. American Pain Society
  9. American Academy of Neurology
  10. American College of Rhematology