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Opioids, Pain Medication and Prescription Drugs

Partnership for Drug Free Kids and the Center on Addiction

The Center on Addiction and the Partnership for Drug Free Kids are committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery. Their "Opioid Epidemic: From Understanding to Action" outlines additional resources to take action and steps to protect your family and our community.

MTAC's MEDucation

MTAC's MEDucation was developed in coordination with the National Family Partnerships' Lock Your Meds Meducation Kit. Meducation is designed to educate the community about the national and local trends regarding prescription drug abuse – from what started it to what we can do to stop it, and includes relevant information about fentanyl, heroin and other emerging trends.

Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force

Nassau County's Heroin Prevention Task Force is a partnership of community, social and government agencies dedicated to reducing the demand for heroin in Nassau County. It seeks to educate residents of the prevalence of the heroin problem, the signs and symptoms of addiction and the resources available. Through public education, advocacy, media, law enforcement and legislation, it seeks to eliminate drug related crime in Nassau County.

New York State Combat Addiction Heroin and Prescription Drug Resources

NYS Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Kitchen Table Toolkit, Fact Sheets, posters and public service announcements.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on the side effects and interactions of pain medication including opioid use disorder and overdose.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA outlines how opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine and many others. The webpage provides navigation to other substances that are of danger to our children's health and safety.

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