The Feasibility and Acceptability of Groups for Pain Management in Methadone Maintenance Treatment

This study examined the feasibility (i.e., single-session attendance) and acceptability (i.e., patient satisfaction and booster session attendance) of cognitive-behavioral therapy-informed groups for pain management -Coping with Pain, Relaxation Training, Group Singing, and Mindful Walking. Pre- and postsession measures were collected. A total of 349 (out of a census of approximately 800) methadone-maintained patients attended at least 1 of the groups. Group satisfaction was high.

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