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.
What Can You Do?
Allied Against Opioid Abuse Joins Nashville-Area Groups to Address Opioid Misuse and Abuse Among Seniors
Allied Against Opioid Abuse joined several Nashville-area groups focused on aging today to discuss new approaches to addressing the nation’s prescription opioid abuse epidemic and the actionable steps that can be taken to assist older adults in preventing the misuse of their medications.
Allied Against Opioid Abuse Teams Up with Minnesota Twins and #NOverdose to Promote Opioid Awareness
Allied Against Opioid Abuse made its major league debut on July 30, joining the Minnesota Twins and the Hennepin County Sheriff Office’s #NOverdose campaign to raise awareness about the opioid abuse epidemic — an issue affecting communities across Minnesota and the rest of the country.
Allied Against Opioid Abuse Expands Coalition by Adding Local Community Partners
Allied Against Opioid Abuse, a national education and awareness initiative to help combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, announced today the addition of local partners that are making a difference in communities nationwide.
1 New England Journal of Medicine: www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1714529
2 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA: 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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