Prescription painkiller abuse touches the lives of so many people in the state of Wisconsin. Whether you are a dentist wondering how to warn patients of the dangers of narcotics and opioids, a concerned parent, a teen with a friend who is at risk of abuse, an employer with an employee who needs help, or someone who needs treatment, see below for support.
Medical professionals are taking a leading role in helping prevention, especially through prescribing practices and communicating with patients. Find information and resources for healthcare professionals to share with patients or hang up in the waiting room.
Young people age 12-25 are at the highest risk of addiction to prescription painkillers. Find out what you can do as a student or young person to help prevent prescription painkiller abuse among you and your peers.
The signs of prescription painkiller abuse can be hard for parents to detect, but it’s critical to know them and to know what to do. Find resources for parents, including signs of addiction and what to do if you think your child has a prescription painkiller or other drug abuse problem.
Employers must take action. Find information and resources for employers to share with their employees on the dangers of prescription drug abuse in the workplace and what you can do.
Students are at the highest risk of addiction to prescription painkillers. Find resources for educators on the dangers of prescription drug abuse, signs of addiction, and what to do if you think your student has a drug abuse problem.
Talk to athletes about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Find information and resources for coaches on signs of addiction and what you can do to prevent it.
Seniors and elders are often prescribed opioid and narcotic painkillers, and many are susceptible to addiction, as well as theft of prescriptions by family members and caregivers. Find information and resources for seniors and caregivers.
Find information and resources on treatment options for narcotic and opioid drug addiction, and heroin addiction.