Pain Support & Community

You don’t have to face pain alone. Organizations and support groups provide events, education, and advocacy for people living with pain.

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Organizations That Educate, Connect,
& Provide Support

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

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The ACPA offers peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and healthcare professionals. The information and tools can help you to better understand your pain and be an active participant in your treatment.

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Patient Mind Inc.*

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This website brings real patient stories, solution-oriented education, and reasons for hope to people living with pain. Here you will find a hub of valuable, practical information that includes help with finding specialists near you and up-to-date information about pain therapies and research.

*Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. has previously provided funding to this organization. However, Collegium does not influence or control the contents and information on its website which is being provided here for informational purposes only. Explore Patient Mind Inc. >

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA)

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This national patient advocacy organization provides information, support, and hope to children and adults affected by complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). Their quarterly newsletter contains articles, personal stories, event listings, and advice for people with CRPS/RSD and their caregivers.

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Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF)

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The foundation sponsors CreakyJoints®, an online storehouse of knowledge for consumers to access a wealth of information related to arthritis. The site provides links to support, education, advocacy, and research resources.

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Patients Rising

Explore additional pain education in an online community for people suffering with chronic illness. The site also provides valuable guidance on access to affordable healthcare in addition to patient advocacy.

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Pain Community Events Calendar

Numerous helpful groups and events can connect you with others living with pain and help you learn more about how to manage your pain.

The Pain Community (TPC) Conference Calls

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Join this safe space for people living in pain to listen, learn, and share. Held every Tuesday, the calls provide empathy and support to those who need it.

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Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Day

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Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to responsibly and anonymously dispose of any leftover prescription medications they may have at home.

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Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Find Hope Events

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FND Hope is dedicated to supporting people living with pain disorders. Building a community through events, FND Hope offers multiple opportunities each week for people in the pain community to join together in activities like support groups and art therapy.

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ACPA Support Groups

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The American Chronic Pain Association offers validation, support, and education to people living with pain. Topics vary, but are generally focused on pain management practices and life skills. Visit the ACPA website tool to find a support group that meets near you.

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