A summary of our randomized trial of opioid taper support has been posted on the Body In Mind blog edited by Lorimer Moseley: http://www.bodyinmind.org/opioid-taper-without-pain-increase/

This trial shows that it is NOT necessary to balance opioid safety against pain relief because it is possible to taper opioids without an increase in pain or activity interference. The strategy of patient empowerment used in this trial of opioid taper support is one example of the general approach to patient participation in chronic illness care that I advocate in my book.