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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can see our frequently asked questions among prescribers, patients and within the community. 

Prescribers

Where can I download printable resources to educate my patients on safe medication resources?

To view printable resources for prescribers to distribute to patients on safe medication prescribing, visit the Healthcare Professionals Toolkit section here.

Which organizations are responsible for this campaign?

Several state agencies and boards were included in the development of the Take Charge Ohio campaign. Each partner provided expertise and experience related to its field in order to provide a full picture of the current state of pain medication prescribing in Ohio. To view a full list of partners, click here.

Patients

Where can I learn more about alternative, non-opioid pain management therapies?

To learn more about non-opioid pain management techniques, visit the Patient Toolkit section here.

How can I safely dispose of medications I no longer need?

Almost all medicines can be safely disposed of by using medicine take-back programs or using U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-authorized collectors. To find a location near you, visit www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/disposal.

General Public

What can Ohioans do to help stop the drug overdose epidemic?

Everyone has a role to play to turn the tide on the drug overdose epidemic. Model good medication practices by not sharing any medication, dispose properly of old or unused medication in your home, and carry naloxone if you or someone you know is struggling with the disease of addiction.

Where can I get help for a loved one who has a substance use disorder or is not using pain medications safely?

To find a treatment provider near you and learn more about how to help a loved one, visit our Get Help page

How do I know if I need help for substance abuse or addiction?

Not sure if you have a problem with substance abuse? Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. Take our short 20 question screening to get started.