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.
The AAOA-NHMA (National Hispanic Medical Association) Toolkit provides materials in both English and Spanish to help educate patients, providers and consumers about prescription opioid misuse and abuse and actions they can take to ensure these medicines are used as intended.
ConsumerQuestions About Opioids?
AAOA-NCL Consumer Toolkit
The AAOA-NCL (National Consumers League) Consumer Toolkit provides materials to help reinforce the need for patients, caregivers, parents and others to understand their rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioid use.
ResourceMyths and Facts About Opioids
ResourceFAQ About Opioids
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.
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.