This figure shows the conceptual framework of opioid prescriptions. Provider attitudes about pain control may be influenced by pain management training and prior experiences. Patient factors, such as expectations of pain control, underlying comorbidities, and personal sensitivity to pain, are intertwined with the social norms about pain control and the perceived healthcare provider's ability to control pain. All these factors influence the provider's decision to prescribe opioids. Depending on the ease of prescribing, this may ultimately lead to the prescription of opioids.