Addressing the Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Learn more about the safe use, storage and disposal of opioids with the resources here.
What Can You Do?
Safe Use and Preventing Misuse
If you or someone in your family is planning to use prescription opioids, it is important to understand the risks and take steps to make sure they are used safely. Learn more about your rights, risks and responsibilities when using prescription opioids:
ConsumerRights, Risks and Responsibilities
Safe Storage and Disposal
National surveys show that 40 percent of those who misused opioids in the past year were taking medicines that were prescribed for a family member or friend. Taking care to dispose of unused prescription opioids can help prevent abuse and misuse. Learn more about what you can do to ensure safe storage and disposal of your unused medicines:
ConsumerSafe Storage of Prescription Opioids
ConsumerSafely Disposing of Unused Opioids
In coordination with our pharmacy partners, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and state pharmacy associations, Allied Against Opioid Abuse developed a suite of tools to help pharmacists engage with and educate patients about the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription opioids.
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