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Table 4 Questions to assess risk for relapse

From: Management of chronic pain with chronic opioid therapy in patients with substance use disorders

How long has patient been in recovery?
How engaged is the patient in addiction recovery efforts/treatment (i.e., supportive counseling, 12-step program)?
What type(s) of drugs were abused?
What are current stressors that might precipitate relapse? These include unrelieved pain; sleep disorders; withdrawal symptoms; psychiatric symptoms, interpersonal conflicts.
What are current protective factors against relapse, including improved coping responses and a social support system?
How stable does patient feel in recovery?