On March 15, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for the prescribing of opioid medication for chronic non-cancer pain.

The guidelines state that non-opioid therapies are preferred for chronic pain and that opioids should only be prescribed if the benefits to the patient outweigh the risks. They also suggest ways that primary care physicians can prescribe opioids more safely, such as not prescribing at high doses. The goal is to reduce the risk of opioid abuse and overdose.

This survey is intended to measure the impact of the guidelines on patients, doctors and other healthcare providers. We will be asking a series of multiple choice questions that should take you only a few minutes to complete.

Please keep in mind we are only interested in your experiences over the past year.

* Do you live in the United States?

* What category best describes you?