Publication date: 
Wed., Mar. 27, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

Prevent Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Opioids Through Education

Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) joined other leading national voices to raise awareness about the importance of prescription opioid safety. AAOA, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Safety Council and others, contributed content to a special insert in USA Today as part of an opioid awareness issue developed by Mediaplanet. The BeMedWise Program at NeedyMeds is an AAOA National Partner.

Publication date: 
Wed., Mar. 20, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

HealthDay - Many with Opioid Addiction Don't Get Meds that Can Help

Most people struggling with an opioid addiction do not have access to medications that could help them, including methadone, buprenorphine and extended-release naltrexone, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The study found only 6% of treatment facilities offered all three of the drugs in 2016, while only 5% of those addicted to opioids received medication for the addiction.