Protect Your Community

Safe Prescribing Saves Lives

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the risk of opioid use disorder, overdose, and death. There are many resources available to help guide doctors in their opioid prescription management. Is your doctor ready to be proactive in identifying and helping patients at risk for prescription drug abuse?

Helpful Resources

Take Action to Make a Difference in Your Community

Local grassroots efforts are vital to changing attitudes, educating families and effectively changing behavior around opioids. Each locality in RVA has a coalition dedicated to education, prevention, and treatment of substance use issues. Your voice can make a difference. Together, we can solve this crisis. Select your community and see how you can get involved:

More Ideas to Help Your Community

For more ideas to help your community understand and prevent the opioid epidemic, check out the action plan to fight the opioid epidemic from Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.