Tapering and Discontinuing Opioids

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This factsheet accompanies the 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain. It was created to aid with treatment of adult populations. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) employees who utilize this information are responsible for considering all applicable regulations and policies throughout the course of care and patient education.