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.
What Can You Do?
AAOA Raises Awareness About Preventing Prescription Opioid Abuse and Misuse in the Workplace
Allied Against Opioid Abuse joined human resource professionals and employers at the Pennsylvania State Council Society for Human Resource Management’s 2018 Volunteer Leadership Conference on Saturday to discuss the critical role they play in preventing prescription opioid abuse and misuse in the workplace.
AAOA Teams Up with Minnesota Twins and #NOverdose to Promote Opioid Awareness
Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) made its major league debut on July 30, joining the Minnesota Twins and the Hennepin County Sheriff Office’s #NOverdose campaign to raise awareness about the opioid abuse epidemic — an issue affecting communities across Minnesota and the rest of the country.
AAOA 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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