February 25, 2021
AAOA Marks Three Years of Collaborative Efforts to Increase Rx Opioid Safety Awareness
ARLINGTON, Va., February 25, 2021 – February marks Allied Against Opioid Abuse’s (AAOA) third year of bringing together healthcare stakeholders to increase awareness about prescription opioid safety. “AAOA’s mission of educating...
December 8, 2020
AAOA, NHMA Release Bilingual Toolkit Focused on Prescription Opioid Safety and Pain Management
Arlington, Va., December 8, 2020 – Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) and the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) released a new suite of resources to help educate the Hispanic community...
September 1, 2020
Encouraging Patients to Consider Alternative Pain Treatment Options
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July 22, 2020
Leveraging Telemedicine to Promote Safe Prescription Opioid Use
AAOA welcomes guest bloggers to share their perspectives on how to address prevention of misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. Desmond Watt, PA-C, is a virtual medical director for One...
March 17, 2020 | by Allied Against Opioid Abuse | Mediaplanet
Practicing Safe Storage and Disposal Can Help Prevent Prescription Opioid Misuse and Abuse
Did you know that more than half of those who misused prescription opioids in the past year obtained them from a friend or relative? Prescription opioid misuse and abuse can...
April 29, 2019 | by Brian Mastroianni | Healthline
Fueling an Epidemic: Americans Sharing Opioids with Friends and Family
It’s no secret that the opioid crisis is one of the most pressing modern public health crises hitting communities nationwide. While addiction to prescription pain medications leads to tens of...
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Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) is a national education and awareness initiative to help prevent abuse and misuse of prescription opioids #AgainstOpioidAbuse
📺 Watch our video featuring Cleveland Clinic's @JosannePagel to learn about three things you need to know to better understand the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with Rx #opioids:
It is necessary to properly dispose of leftover opioids to prevent abuse. Approximately 36% of people said they did not know they needed to dispose of leftover Rx #opioids.
Learn more about what you need to know about safe disposal: https://bit.ly/3mgQ3gh
Pain management is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Check out our resource created in collaboration with @HealthyWomen 👩🏼🦰👩🏾🦱👩🏻🦲for more information about opioid use in women:
Women and Opioid Use: Demographics
Pain management is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Take a closer look below to learn more about opioid use in women.
Future #PAs, join us in preventing #opioid abuse by engaging patients and educating them on their rights, risks and responsibilities related to prescription #opioids.
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Discussing pain management and prescription #opioids can be a difficult task. 🎥 Watch this video with @JosannePagel and other providers from Cleveland Clinic on three questions you should ask your provider to start the conversation:
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