Massachusetts Medical Society: Understanding the Use and Misuse of Opioids

Understanding the Use and Misuse of Opioids

For Physicians and Prescribers For Patients and Families

Everyone has a responsibility to reduce the misuse of prescription drugs in Massachusetts. Patients, caregivers and families can limit the supply of drugs by learning how to safely store and dispose of their prescription medications. Physicians also have a responsibility to understand prescribing practice guidelines. Preventing opioid use disorder through education and early intervention is one step towards ending this epidemic. Everyone can also learn about overdose prevention by knowing how to respond to an overdose. If you or someone you know may be at risk for overdose, be sure you have a naloxone rescue kit. Learn more about opioids, pain, addiction and treatment.

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