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.

Educate Yourself:
Consumer Resources

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:
Pharmacy Toolkit

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

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.

Supporting Patients and Their Families with Mental Health and Addiction Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how healthcare is delivered across the country. One of the most significant changes is a widespread adoption of telemedicine. Desmond Watt, PA-C shares his insights on the current environment in a guest blog.

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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