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...
May 5, 2022
Research Affirms Importance of Older Adults Knowing About Safe Use and Disposal of Opioids
This post is the first in AAOA’s “Allies in Action” series, highlighting how our partners are working to raise awareness about the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids....
December 8, 2021
Treating Pain in Marginalized Populations: The Role of Social Determinants of Health
AAOA welcomes guest bloggers to share their perspectives on how to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. This is the fourth post in our “Spotlight Series” in collaboration with AAOA...
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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