Frequently Asked Questions


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Below is a list of our frequently asked questions. For more information or additional support, please visit our Contact Us page.





Where can I download printable resources to educate my patients on safe medication resources?

To view printable resources for prescribers to distribute to patients on safe medication prescribing, visit the Healthcare Professionals Toolkit section here.


Which organizations are responsible for this campaign?

Several state agencies and boards were included in the development of the Take Charge Ohio campaign. Each partner provided expertise and experience related to its field in order to provide a full picture of the current state of pain medication prescribing in Ohio. To view a full list of partners, click here .

Where can I learn more about alternative, non-opioid pain management therapies?

To learn more about non-opioid pain management techniques, visit the Patient Toolkit section here .


How can I safely dispose of medications I no longer need?

Almost all medicines can be safely disposed of by using medicine take-back programs or using U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-authorized collectors. To find a location near you, visit www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/disposal .

What can Ohioans do to help stop the drug overdose epidemic?

Everyone has a role to play to turn the tide on the drug overdose epidemic. Model good medication practices by not sharing any medication, dispose properly of old or unused medication in your home, and carry naloxone if you or someone you know is struggling with the disease of addiction.


Where can I get help for a loved one who has a substance use disorder or is not using pain medications safely?

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services at 1-877-275-6364 to be connected with services and resources. You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting 4hope to 741741. A trained crisis counselor will text you within five minutes to confidentially assist you.