National Opioid Misuse Initiative
Prescription opioid drug misuse is a major epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, since 1999, the quantity of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled, with a parallel increase of people becoming addicted to narcotics. An estimated 2.4 million people misused prescription opioids in 2017 and more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an overdose.
Recognizing that opioid misuse is a national health epidemic, the AMA Alliance is focusing its efforts and attention to educating physician families and the communities in which we live about the causes, the dangers, and the treatments of opioid misuse and addiction.
The AMA Alliance is engaged with members and partners alike to provide the most up-to-date information and educational tools to help stem the tide of this public health crisis. We are pleased to partner with our affiliates, the American Medical Association, the Parent Teacher Association and ITN Productions in offering programming that educates about opioid misuse.
Below you will find a list of AMAA programming, educational tools and videos for personal and community presentations. Please explore these materials because together we can help stem the tide of addiction. If you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org