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WHAT IS AN OPIOID?

An opioid is a drug commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain. Opioids work by stimulating opioid receptors in the brain which reduce pain. Opioids are used in hospitals and are sometimes prescribed by doctors to help treat more severe pain and discomfort. However, research suggests over-the-counter pain medications may actually work better for treating acute pain. There are also illegal opioids, such as heroin.

Some common opioids include:
– Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin, Zohydro)
– Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, Roxicodone)
– Morphine (MSIR, MS Contin)
– Codeine (Tylenol #3, Phenergan with codeine)
– Fentanyl (Duragesic, Actiq)
– Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
– Oxymorphone (Opana)
– Meperidine (Demerol)
– Tramadol (Ultram, ConZip)
– Buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone, Butrans, Zubsolv)
– Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)

 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT SAFE USE OF OPIOIDS, CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST, OR UTAH POISON CONTROL AT 1-800-222-1222.

 

Utah has many treatment resources available for overcoming dependence and addiction to pain medications. To be directed to local services or treatment centers, call 2-1-1.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

August 15: Rivals Podcast with special sponsor USE ONLY AS DIRECTED

September 4: Town Hall Event “Addressing The Opioid Crisis”
6p-8p at Rose Wagner Theater 138 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(Public Welcome More to come Oct-Dec 2019)

October 25: Throw Out Day
Location TBD

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