Opioid Awareness

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February 2019
Understanding Prescription Opioids

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 to treat moderate-to-severe pain and…

February 2019
Resources

To learn more about opioids to protect yourself and your loved ones from opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose visit these resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Substance Abuse and…

February 2019
Preventing Misuse

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 responsibly, an estimated 54 million…

February 2019
Opioid Overdose

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 risk of a potentially fatal…

February 2019
Tips for Safe Disposal

Prescription drugs play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it is important to dispose of them promptly and properly to…