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Prescription opioids are sometimes used to help relieve moderate-to-severe pain following surgery or injury, as well as for certain health conditions. These medications can be an important part of treatment. It is important to closely follow the directions of your health care provider to ensure that medication use is safe and effective.
When used other than directed, prescription opioids as well as other prescription medications can become dangerous. Addiction and overdose are on the rise locally, statewide, nationally, and worldwide. By using medications safely, practicing safe storage, and disposing of them properly we can all make a difference in reducing access and abuse of prescription medications.