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The Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain

The Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain (ATIP) is an advocacy and action group. We seek to promote a major redirection of US public policy concerning opioid addiction and the medical treatment of intractable pain.   Our physicians and pharmacists are joined by registered nurses, healthcare writers, social media support group leaders, knowledgeable patients and family members.  We are actively recruiting medical professionals, pain patients and family members for in-person lobbying of legislative staffs at local, State, and Federal level. We support such efforts with training materials, scripts and coaching, as well as outreach efforts to influence media producers and news editors to interview our members.

We are working to ensure compassionate care to those with chronic pain, intractable pain, cancer pain, and end of life pain.  Recent changes in attitudes and legislation to solve the opioid epidemic are having unintended consequences.  Vulnerable parts of the patient community are not routinely denied adequate (or any) pain care.  We are advocating for those individuals and to ensure future patients do not have to live and die while suffering.

We are an independent organization that takes no outside funds from pharmaceutical, medical device, or addiction treatment firms. 

Latest Site Updates

🔹 Get the latest updates to Red’s Paper:  “Opioid Prescribing vs Overdose Death:  Public Policy Implications”
Opioid Prescribing vs Overdose Deaths and Hospital ER Visits:  Implications for Public Policy
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🔹 Paul Short takes a quick look at Red’s latest analysis of opioid prescription rates and overdose deaths:  One Opioid Crisis or Many?  

🔹 Red helps to expose the real numbers behind Nevada’s opioid overdose deaths.

🔹Overdose deaths from heroin and illicit fentanyl continue to rise despite all the efforts by the government.  The media is starting to ask the tough questions we have been asking for some time.  Read these two articles:  

🔹We are back online after extended downtime due to problems at our hosting provider! 

🔹ATIP White Paper on Prescription Opioids and Chronic Pain released on Monday, April 2nd.
Visit our content page to view this and other content from ATIP
Download the White Paper Directly

🔹We have updated templates, scripts, and even contacts to contact your representatives at both the State and Federal levels.  Make you voices heard!  Visit our “Call to Action” page.

🔹Is Tylenol really as effective as Opioids?  Red explores the recent study comparing non-opioid against opioid treatments for chronic pain.

🔹Visit our documents page to view some of our latest graphics similar to the one below

Chronic Pain Patients

Our site is designed for advocacy and information.  If you are looking for a site to interact with other chronic pain patients, please visit our social media sites.

Pain patients that are suicidal, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline via phone, chat or txt (Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA for assistance)