Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead,
Author, Trainer, Consultant, Coach
specializing in preventing relapse related to chronic pain, mental health and
substance use disorders.
Thank You Adversity highlights Dr. Grinstead’s personal and professional chronic pain journey. It includes his research and writing, as well as his experience teaching healthcare providers how to work more effectively with chronic pain patients using his evidence-based Addiction-Free Pain Management® (APM™) Manualized Treatment System. This work has helped him to fulfill his life’s mission of Teaching People How To Help People and culminated in this book. Dr. Grinstead’s hope is that you use it well and share it with others who can benefit from its message of hope and healing.
For all the focus on reversing overdoses and expanding treatment options for addiction, there remains a gap and confusion on what to do about chronic pain. In Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test, Dr. Stephen Grinstead has stepped ably into that void. While there are other voices calling for integrative approaches today, he brings distinct clarity, concrete tools, and empathy to the conversation. He has converted his lived experience into a systematic and integrative approach from which everyone can benefit. I am grateful for the blessing of Dr. Grinstead’s voice and his work.
Mr. Harry Nelson, author of The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain.
In this video I talk about The Role of Recovery-Friendly MAT for Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorders. I cover how many people suffering with chronic pain and coexisting disorders including addiction need Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
The bad news is that only about a third of the people who need MAT will get it and of those many are not getting what I'm calling “Recovery-Friendly MAT.” This webcast clearly covers the need for MAT, some of the obstacles that prevent its implementation and a strategic call to action for my viewers.