Opioid Awareness Articles

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Naloxone and Opioid Overdoses: What You Need to Know

April 2022

The misuse and abuse of opioids — whether prescription opioids, heroin, or synthetic opioids like fentanyl — Is a serious national crisis, affecting public health…

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Thinking Beyond Opioids: Are Opioids the Only Option?

April 2020

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid crisis, with an estimated 130 people dying…

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Understanding Prescription Opioids

February 2019

Opioids are natural or synthetic chemicals that relieve pain. Common types include: Hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin) Oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin) Morphine Methadone Prescription opioids can be used…

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Preventing Misuse of Prescriptions Drugs

February 2019

Misuse of Prescription Drugs The misuse of prescription drugs is a serious public health problem in the United States. Although most people take prescription medications…

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Opioid Overdose Basics

February 2019

Opioid Overdose Basics Prescription opioids (like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine) and illicit opioids (like heroin and illegally made fentanyl) are powerful drugs that have a…

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