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Attention Parents of Student-Athletes: Parental guideline about prescription opioids (painkillers) which can be addictive and dangerous. Created by the Buncombe County Health and Human Services (Asheville, NC) and was last updated on 5/1/2017. Color PDF. See below.
PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS FOR CHRONIC PAIN ADAPTED FROM CDC GUIDELINE: Opioids can provide short-term benefits for moderate to severe pain. Scientific evidence is lacking for the benefits to treat chronic pain. IN GENERAL, DO NOT PRESCRIBE OPIOIDS AS THE FIRST-LINE TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC PAIN (for adults 18+ with chronic pain > 3 months excluding active cancer, palliative, or end-of-life care). Color PDF. See below.
What should you do with unused opioids? A quick guide on what to do with unused opioids to dispose of them. Color PDF. See below.