Addressing the Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Learn more about the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription opioids with the resources here.
What Can You Do?
National surveys show that 53 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
ConsumerRights, Risks and Responsibilities
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.
Pledge to Pause
As the country looks to reverse the harmful trend of opioid addiction, the importance of engaging patients, raising awareness about the risks of opioid abuse and educating about safe use is critical. The PA Foundation and AAOA are working together to engage and mobilize PA students around this important issue.
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