Module 2: Basic Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs and Substances

Lesson 4


Adjusting doses of prescribed controlled drugs and substances such as opioids and benzodiazepines can be carried out safely in the primary care setting – especially when guided by current evidence and within an established therapeutic patient-provider relationship. For patients with more complex comorbid presentations, prescribers should collaborate with specialists in pain management and mental health to ensure the plan is safe for their patient.