Prescription Opioid Education

Opioids are a class of drugs related to opium, and are often prescribed to manage pain because they contain chemicals that help mask pain sensations and block pain signals. However, opioid medication addiction is becoming a national epidemic, with two out of three drug overdose deaths in the US involving an opioid. In this series of modules, you’ll learn essential information about opioids, including types of opioids (illegal and legal), prescription use, the dangers of misuse, and how to recognize Opioid Use Disorder.

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