Talk About It

Opioids can be addictive and dangerous. Learn all you can. Share what you learn with family members, friends and co-workers. Be brave to have the conversation, it can save lives. Treatments other than opioids are effective in managing pain and may have less risk for harm. Talk to your healthcare provider about an individualized plan that is right for your pain and that of your child.

If you would like someone from our Initiative to speak to your community or class, please contact us.

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Be Safe

Only take opioid medications as prescribed and monitor medications that your child is prescribed. Always store in a secure place. 2/3 of teens who abuse prescription pain relievers say that they got them from family or friends. Keep our children safe by securing your medications.

Learn more about safe disposal of unused prescriptions.

Find a Drug Dropbox in your area.

DEA Drug Take-Back Days – For information about the next day you can drop off old prescriptions at your local police station, please visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/.


One of the greatest challenges in this effort is simply awareness and breaking the stigma. Share what you’ve learned by grabbing the link to your favorite video and sharing it using #KNOWDOPE.