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.
- Real Stories: CDC Rx Awareness Campaign
From real people sharing their stories about prescription opioids
- Opioids: The Crisis Next Doorexternal icon
The White House launched The Crisis Next Door campaign to encourage people from all over the country to share their stories about how they or a loved one have been affected by the opioid crisis.
- Information for Patients
Options to opioid therapy, expectations, how to prevent misuse and more