Resources: Pain Care for Patients & Caregivers
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Resources to helps patients talk more productively with their healthcare provider or pharmacist. These tools also help identify patterns in daily life that have an impact on pain.
Resources to prepare patients for conversations with their physician, as well as educational materials on treatment options and expectations for opioid therapy.
List of potential questions to facilitate communication with physicians regarding their opioid prescription and risk of abuse.
Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers
Series of educational resources encouraging safe storage and use of prescription drugs to combat misuse, abuse and addiction.
Taking Opioids Responsibly Patient information guide on long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain.
A catalogue of the hundreds of documented pain disorders; meant to empower people to be active participants in their care, offer appropriate help as caregivers and understand pain.
Pain Medicine 411
Current, comprehensive, non-biased information about all types of medications intended for pain relief, both prescription and over-the-counter, so that people with pain and their caregivers can work with healthcare professionals to make educated decisions about the use of these medicines in their care plans.
Safe Storage & Disposal
Safe Storage & Disposal
A handout with important safety principles to keep in mind for patients and caregivers.
A safe disposal location tool in which visitors can enter their zip code to find locations near them.
Information to improve health and stimulate conversation between healthcare professionals and patients about the safe, appropriate use of medicines.
Education on how to safeguard families and communities from the opioid crisis.
Abuse & Addiction Support
Using mapping technology, the hub provides resources specific to prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support efforts across the country.
Signs to watch for if someone may be experiencing an opioid medication dependency.
List of important questions to ask about prescription drug use.
Resources including online tools on the science of addiction and facts about drugs.
Helps families struggling with their child’s substance use.
Find addiction treatment facilities and programs, information on locating healthcare professionals authorized to treat opioid use disorders and access SAMHSA’s national help hotlines.