Allied Against Opioid Abuse
Allied Against Opioid Abuse is a national education and awareness initiative to help prevent abuse and misuse of prescription opioids. Our goal is to contribute to solving the opioid crisis in a meaningful way by serving as a centralized information resource, providing education and creating awareness.
America's Opioid Abuse Epidemic
In 2016, more than 11 million Americans misused prescription opioids.1
Approximately 40 percent of people who misused opioids obtained them from a friend or relative for free.2
Each day, more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for not using opioid prescriptions as directed.3
One hundred fifteen Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.4
Be Part of the Solution
Building a collaborative effort with diverse partners — organizations and individuals — is critical to our success in addressing the opioid crisis. There are things you can do to help.
AAOA, Twin Cities Business Leaders Discuss Opioid Abuse Prevention in the Workplace
To help combat the opioid epidemic directly, Twin Cities-area business leaders gathered at an event hosted by Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) in partnership with the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce to highlight proactive steps that local communities and businesses can take to reduce the prevalence of opioid abuse and misuse in the future.
Allied Against Opioid Abuse Expands Coalition by Adding Local Community Partners
Allied Against Opioid Abuse, a national education and awareness initiative to help combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, announced today the addition of local partners that are making a difference in communities nationwide.
1 New England Journal of Medicine: www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1714529
2 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA: www.samhsa.gov/data/ sites/default/files/NSDUH-FFR2-2015/NSDUH-FFR2-2015.html
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/overdose.html
4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic
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