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.
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:
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
AAOA, NHMA Release Bilingual Toolkit Focused on Prescription Opioid Safety and Pain Management
AAOA and the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) released a new suite of resources to help educate the Hispanic community about the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids.
Encouraging Patients to Consider Alternative Pain Treatment Options
To learn more about how the American Physical Therapy Association improves pain management by promoting physical therapy over prescription opioids, Allied Against Opioid Abuse interviewed Senior Practice Specialist Hadiya Green Guerrero, PT, DPT, and Senior Payment Specialist Alice Bell, PT, DPT.
New Poll Supports Greater Patient-Provider Communication Around Prescription Opioid Safety
A new AAOA-Morning Consult poll supports greater patient-provider communication in preventing the potential misuse and abuse of prescription opioids.
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