Despite efforts to combat the nation’s growing opioid crisis, people are still being prescribed an excessive number of pills. And individuals undergoing surgery are at particular risk. Nearly 3 million people who had surgery in 2016 became persistent opioid users, meaning that they continued to take opioids three to six months after their procedure.
Be an advocate for your own health. Know and discuss the options available to you for managing pain after surgery. Below are a number of tools that can help you take action and become an informed patient or caregiver.
Take the Pledge
Join the movement against opioid overprescribing by taking the pledge for #OneLessPill.Read More
2018 National Report
Discover how federal and state response initiatives are impacting opioid prescribing by downloading and sharing this report.Read More
2017 National Report
Learn more about the impact of opioid overprescribing in the U.S. by downloading and sharing this report.Read More
Discover quick facts and information from the report.Read More
2016 Choices Matter Survey
Explore findings from a survey of patients and surgeons around the use of opioids to treat pain after surgery, including rates of addiction and dependence.Read More
Webinars and Events
Find presentations and discussions from leaders, advocates and innovators on a variety of topics, including discussions to have with your doctor about pain management before surgery and how to be an empowered caregiver.Read More