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 30, 2021
Safely Treating Orthopedic Injuries and Managing Pain for Student Athletes
AAOA welcomes guest bloggers to share their perspectives on how to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. This is the third post in our “Spotlight Series” in collaboration with AAOA...
August 2, 2021
Educating Older Adults and Their Caregivers About Prescription Opioids
AAOA welcomes guest bloggers to share their perspectives on how to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. This is the second post in our “Spotlight Series” in collaboration...
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
Do you know how to safely store your Rx #opioids? One way is to keep medications in their original packaging. Learn more about safe storage and disposal here: https://bit.ly/3FlhGhI
#Pharmacists: Talk to your patients and their caregivers about the safe disposal of Rx #opioids after treatment. Learn how here: https://bit.ly/3Dr2HCh
Future PAs: Take the #PledgetoPause so that patients and caregivers know their rights, risks and responsibilities when taking Rx #opioids for pain management.
Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3pFeVTH
It's normal to have questions about opioid use for pain management. The AAOA-@NHMAmd Toolkit has the answers you need, available to download in English and Spanish: https://bit.ly/3oJgMVC
Nearly 90% of adults are comfortable talking with a healthcare professional about prescription #opioids. Learn more about the importance of patient-provider communication here: https://bit.ly/3qYs4rw
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