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.

Allied Against Opioid Abuse, Northeast Ohio Business Leaders Raise Awareness About Preventing Opioid Abuse in the Workplace

Business leaders throughout Northeast Ohio gathered on April 19 in Brecksville to discuss ways to collaborate as they address prescription opioid abuse and misuse in the workplace and within their communities.

Key Takeaways from the #RxSummit

Earlier this month, Allied Against Opioid Abuse joined other stakeholders who are dedicated to combating opioid abuse and the heroin epidemic at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit (Rx Summit) in Atlanta, Ga.

Sources

1 New England Journal of Medicine: www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1714529

2 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMSHA: 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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