Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce acute and chronic severe pain. They work by attaching to opioid receptors in your brain cells to release signals that block your perception of pain and boost your feelings of pleasure.
Do you know what’s in your medicine cabinet or drawer? Prescription opioids come in many different forms from the pharmacy including syrups, pills, and patches. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the medications you’re taking.
Opioid pain medication is addictive. Make sure you’re taking the medicine as prescribed. Talk with your doctor about getting the correct dose and available alternative treatment options.
Store opioid medication in a safe place: out of sight and out of reach of visitors.
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- Idaho’s Response to the Opioid Crisis (IROC) Wallet Card: This wallet card lists substance use recovery telephone numbers.
- Eastern Idaho Community Resources: Resources include substance use recovery resources as well as housing, employment, financial aid, food assistance, and more.
- Click here to access the Eastern Idaho Public Health Community Resource Asset Map.