Empower Consumers

CDC helps educate consumers about the risks of prescription opioid misuse and the importance of discussing safer and more effective pain management with their healthcare providers. CDC also raises awareness of risks associated with non-medical use of opioids, factors that increase risks (such as fentanyl in the local drug supply), and approaches to reduce risks.

Shared Stories
"It's important to share my story of loving someone with an opioid use disorder"
Know Your Options
abstract depiction of medical professional advising a patient of their options
Opioid Use in Pregnancy
pregnant woman being consulted by doctor holding a clipboard