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PDF Booklet

Toolkit for Managing Persistent Pain |

The Toolkit for Managing Persistent Pain was written by and for people living with chronic pain. Many people using this toolkit work with their health care teams to manage opioid treatment. Some are using other medicines or alternative treatments to manage their pain. This toolkit talks about both and is intended as a useful resource for everyone experiencing persistent pain, no matter what treatment methods they are using or where they are in their pain journey.



American Chronic Pain Association |

Peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. Use the Resources tab in the main menu.


Pacing and Planning


The Pain Toolkit | 

A pain self-management resource based on the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet by Pete Moore. 



Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches (eBook)



Butler, D., Moseley, G. (2013) Explain Pain. Noigroup Publications. 

Darnall, B. (2014). Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and Gain Control Over Chronic Pain. Boulder, CO: Bull Publishing Company.

LeFort, S. M., Webster, L., Lorig, K., Holman, H., Sobel, D. S., Laurent, D., … Minor, M. A. (2021). Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition. Boulder, CO: Bull Publishing Company.



Understanding pain & what to do about it in less than 5 minutes

- Joint Pain Education Project video from the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) to learn more about chronic pain management.