Presented by

Camille Zalar, MHA, BSN, RN, CARN, FIAAN Glenbeigh Hospital, Ashtabula County Medical Center Healthcare System, affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic, Rock Creek, Ohio


Globally, 35 million people have a substance use disorder and over 1.5 billion people live with chronic pain. Together, these make up a high rate of co-occurring conditions that can adversely impact a person’s well-being. Treating both effectively for people in recovery requires ongoing assessments, education, and evaluation. This webinar will highlight patient-centered care with an emphasis on functional pain assessments, and individual goal setting strategies. Alternative methods, including non-pharmacological techniques, to manage day-to-day pain will be addressed. In addition, a shared decision-making approach will be introduced to set realistic pain goal expectations with safe interventions to improve outcomes for people in recovery.

Learner Objectives

  1. Recognize why it’s important for nurses to actively educate on pain management strategies for people in recovery from substance use disorders.
  2. Describe patient-centered pain scales to help people in recovery to accurately assess their pain level.
  3. Incorporate evidence-based alternative pain management techniques to consider in an individualized pain management plan.
  4. Introduce a Pain Agreement structure with shared decision-making concepts to support quality patient outcomes that aim to reduce chronic pain and the risks associated with relapse.


Camille Zalar is the current director of nursing of a large 186-bed mid-west inpatient addiction treatment hospital where she lectures and facilitates pain education group for patients. She is the current President of the Fellowship of the International Academy of Addictions Nurses (FIAAN). Camille has over 20 years of experience working in the addiction field. She is the former director of education and initiatives of the Northeast Ohio  Hospital Opioid Consortium for the Center for Health Affairs where she led nursing curriculum on substance use disorder for NE Ohio bedside nurses. Her most recent work includes raising awareness around stigma, treatment, education, and health policy to improve outcomes through the Glenbeigh SUD program; NIH Healing Communities Study; and CDC Overdose Data to Action workgroups.


Registration is required for this complimentary webinar.

Nursing CE

This event is approved for Nursing CE with the California Board of Nursing.


No cancellation. All registrants will have access to a video archive if you are unable to attend in person.


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