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...
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...
June 1, 2021
Preventing Opioid Abuse and Misuse Within the Hispanic Community
AAOA welcomes guest bloggers to share their perspectives on how to address prevention of misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. This post is the first in our “Spotlight Series” on how...
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
A recent @NYTHealth article points to concerning trends as senior Rx #opioid users are becoming targets for exploitation and abuse. It’s critical that patients and caregivers know how to safely store these powerful medicines: https://bit.ly/3zIvShH
The data on drug diversion, in which someone steals or tampers with prescription medications, particularly opioids for personal use or for sale, is sparse and scattered. But they hint at a significant problem. https://nyti.ms/3nT4kn9
#Pharmacists: Talking with patients and caregivers can help spread education and awareness. Not sure where to start? Here are some tips: https://bit.ly/3AiSoPi
#DYK? Using Rx #opioids when pregnant can affect the health of your baby.
If you're a woman taking Rx opioids, here are 10 things you need to know: https://bit.ly/3tHWUEn
Do you know your rights when it comes to Rx #opioids? Ask about side effects, alternative treatments and partial fills. Learn more by visiting our website: https://bit.ly/3tGPill
#ICYMI: Last month, Kristine Correira shared with us the unique challenges older adults face when taking Rx #opioids.
Read our second Spotlight Series blog post here: https://bit.ly/3hsGjzx
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