Allied Against Opioid Abuse

Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) 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.

Educate Yourself:
Consumer Resources

The opioid abuse epidemic is a complex issue, but there are things you can do to help. Learn how you can help prevent prescription opioid abuse and misuse.

Educate Your Patients:
Pharmacy Toolkit

As a trusted healthcare professional, pharmacists are well positioned to talk to patients about prescription opioid safety. Use the AAOA Pharmacy Toolkit.

Three Things You Need to Know About Prescription Opioids

Supporting Patients and Their Families with Mental Health and Addiction Challenges

AAOA interviewed Bruce Cruser, Executive Director of Mental Health America of Virginia, to learn more about the connection between mental health and prescription opioid abuse.

AAOA Celebrates Two Years

This month, AAOA celebrates its second year of working with stakeholders across the healthcare industry to raise awareness among patients, pharmacists, providers and the public about prescription opioid safety.

Pharmacists Bridging the Education Gap for Patients and Their Families

Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) interviewed Anne Burns, Vice President of Professional Affairs at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the largest association of pharmacists in the United States, to learn more about how APhA and pharmacists across the country are working with patients to mitigate the prescription opioid epidemic.

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