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
Preventing Opioid Abuse and Misuse Within the Hispanic Community
Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) and the PA Foundation have partnered to launch a “Spotlight Series” on how PAs across the country are working to raise awareness about the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids. Our first post comes from Rafael Pomales, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA, who is President of PAs for Latino Health; and Robert S. Smith, MS, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Treasurer and Co- Founder of PAs for Latino Health.
AAOA Turns Three
Since 2018, AAOA has worked to help prevent the abuse and misuse of prescription opioids. We’re celebrating AAOA’s third year of working with our partners to help patient and provider audiences understand the vital role they play in prescription opioid safety.
Educating Older Adults and Their Caregivers About Prescription Opioids
Kristine Correira, PA-C, DScPAS, MHP, DFAAPA, a member of the PAs in Hospice and Palliative Medicine specialty organization, shares the unique challenges older adults face when it comes to pain management. She highlights effective strategies to educate older adults and their caregivers to help prevent misuse and abuse or prescription opioids.
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