Public Awareness Toolkit
Welcome to Take Charge Ohio, an initiative to help use pain medication safely and responsibly to minimize the risk of drug misuse, dependency and addiction. We offer prescribers and other healthcare professionals the resources and tools to properly educate patients on safe medication and pain management practices. We also help educate patients about the scope of the problem, its impact in Ohio, and how to take action by sharing what they’ve learned through our free, ready-to-use resources.
The State Medical Board of Ohio adopted new rules for chronic and subacute opioid prescriptions, effective 12/23/2018.
An overview of the risks involved when taking pain medication as well as safe pain management practices, including other ways to safely manage pain and tips on how to properly consume, store, and dispose of medication.
Special instructions for consumers options to consider when disposing of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.
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