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

Take the Pledge

Join the movement against opioid overprescribing by taking the pledge for #OneLessPill.

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2017 National Report

2017 National Report

Learn more about the impact of opioid overprescribing in the U.S. by downloading and sharing this report.

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Infographics

Infographics

Discover quick facts and information from the report.

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2016 Choices Matter Survey

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.

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