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.
Coalition Joins Together in Broad Educational Initiative
Leading partners across healthcare, public health and the pharmaceutical supply chain joined together to launch Allied Against Opioid Abuse, a national education and awareness initiative to help combat the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic.
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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