Resources to Address the Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic
AAOA has worked with its national partners to create a suite of resources, videos and toolkits to help educate consumers about safe use, storage and disposal of prescription opioids.
Patient Education Videos
Watch these videos featuring providers from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Cleveland Clinic to learn more about pain management, prescription opioid safety and how to talk to providers about these important topics.
AAOA and its national partner, HealthyWomen, created a toolkit to help educate women in their role as consumers and caregivers about prescription opioid abuse. The AAOA-HealthyWomen Toolkit aims to address the significant knowledge gap in understanding the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids, and offers actionable steps for women — who make the majority of the healthcare decisions in the home — to take to ensure opioid medications are secured and out of reach when they are brought into the home.
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
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