The opioid epidemic has been negatively impacting families for over two decades. In the beginning, this was due to lack of awareness of just how harmful opioids could be when they weren’t used as directed or taken for longer than necessary. Doctors would continue to prescribe opioids even as the death toll skyrocketted to numbers we have yet to recover from. Twenty years later, hundreds of thousands of Americans continue to fall victim to an epidemic that could have easily been prevented if the dangers of opioids were made aware to the public.
Our website has one simple mission: Be Aware! The purpose of this site is to educate and inform the public on the dangers associated with opioid misuse and abuse. When presented with a new opioid prescription, for example, you might wonder what questions to ask your doctor. You might also want to know how to safely store and dispose of your medication. Maybe you or a loved one is seeking treatment for opioid abuse, and you don’t know where to start. At Opioid Awareness, you’ll find the answers to these questions and many more.