PATIENT EDUCATION

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While our goal is effective pain management utilizing minimally invasive procedures and non-opioid medications, certain patients are appropriate candidates for this class of medications.  Below are links to patient resources related to opioids and proper medication handling.

Opioid Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Opioid Information:


 https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/patients/index.html 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Opioid Brochures:


 https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/patients/materials.html 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Know Your Treatment Options:


 https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/patients/options.html 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Opioid FAQ's:


 https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/patients/faq.html 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Rx Awareness Program:


 https://www.cdc.gov/RxAwareness/ 


Medication Protection and Proper Disposal

Points to remember regarding opioid medication:

  

  1. Monitor: Know where the medications are at all times. Keep a count of how many you have and be on the lookout for “Seekers”.        
  2. Never share that you are prescribed opioid medications with ANYONE outside of your immediate trusted family member(s). 
  3. Secure: Keep this medicine in a locked cabinet or lock box AND out of the reach of children.


Proper Medication Disposal:


https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm 


Medication Dropbox Locator:


http://www.rxdrugdropbox.org/