Yoga for Pain and Opioid Dependence
Trial Purpose and Description
This study is designed to develop an effective adjunctive treatment using yoga for chronic pain and opioid dependence.
This study aims to develop an adjunctive novel treatment intervention using yoga in opioid agonist maintained patients to effectively treat the co-occurring disorders of non-malignant chronic pain and opioid dependence (POD).
- To conduct a pre-pilot phase with 8 patients with POD receiving opioid agonist maintenance treatment.
- To conduct a pilot randomized, clinical trial to obtain data regarding the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy (compared to Educational Counseling [EC]) of manual-guided yoga for POD for patients with POD treated with opioid agonist maintenance (N=40).
- 18 Years - 65 Years
- 18 years of age or older
- Prescription opioid addiction or heroin addiction
- Moderate to severe chronic pain,
- Understands English
- Current suicide or homicide risk
- Life threatening or unstable medical condition
- Medical or psychiatric condition that is judged to be of clinical concern by the PI
or admitting clinician
- Yale University
- April 2012
- Last Updated:
- May 22, 2013
- Study HIC#:
Clinicaltrials.gov ID: NCT01590251