Take Charge of your health and safety when it comes to pain management. Explore the resources below to learn the facts about safe pain management practices, how to safely store and dispose of pain medications and treatment and recovery options
Download this 4-page brochure to learn about safe pain management practices. Brochure PDF (8½ x 11)
Download these handouts to learn the warning signs of when someone is at risk of misusing or abusing prescription pain medication and safe pain management practices. Handout #1 PDF (8½ x 11) Handout #2 PDF (8½ x 11)
These posters on safe pain management and medication practices are available for download. Poster #1 PDF (11 x 17) Poster #2 PDF (11 x 17) Poster #3 PDF (11 x 17)
Prescription Opioids: What You Need to Know Fact Sheet
This CDC fact sheet, written for patients, details the risks associated with taking prescription opioids as well as the options available to patients for alternative pain management. Download PDF
Pregnancy and Opioid Pain Medications Fact Sheet
This CDC fact sheet, written for patients, details what pregnant women should be aware of if they are taking opioids before, during and after pregnancy. Download PDF
What Are the Risks of Opioid Pain Medications?
This fact sheet focuses on the side effects and interactions of pain medication including opioid use disorder and overdose. Download PDF
What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids
Opioids are not right for everyone. They can have some very serious side effects. Ask your health care provider these questions BEFORE taking opioids. Download PDF
Managing Your Pain: Which Approach is Right for You?
Although prescription pain medications can be effective at treating certain types of pain, there are different treatment options and therapies available. This resource can be used to help you discuss your pain management options with your healthcare provider. Download PDF