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Opioid Abuse Prevention

Patients

  • OPIOID-PATIENT Ask your physician about other ways to manage your pain that do not involve prescription opioids.
  • Understand the risks and side effects of taking prescription opioids.
  • Ask your physician to prescribe naloxone if you will be taking opioids at home (to prevent overdose).
  • Tell your physician about any mental health, addiction, or dependency issues you may have or had in the past.
  • Help prevent misuse and abuse by keeping medications securely stored. Never share or sell prescription opioids.
  • Make sure medications are used in the manner in which they are prescribed.

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