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Opioid Treatment Plan

Opioid Treatment Plan

HOW TO GET HELP FOR OPIOID MISUSE

Opioids are powerful medications. If not used the right way, they can cause addiction, overdose, or death. You can get safe support through Sandhills Center's Opioid Misuse Prevention and Treatment Program.

We want to help you. Call Member & Recipient Services: 1-800-256-2452 (TTY: 1-866-518-6778)

WHAT ARE OPIOIDS?

Doctors prescribe opioids to help manage pain after surgeries, injuries, cancer treatment and for other health reasons. For many years, there has been an increase in the use of opioids. Opioids can take away pain, making you feel relaxed and happy. But, they also can have harmful effects. If misused, opioids can cause a person to become addicted. Taking too many opioids can stop your breathing and lead to death.  

OPIOIDS ARE:

SIDE EFFECTS CAN LOOK LIKE THIS:

OTHER OPTIONS

It can be hard to live with pain. Many people think opioids are the only option for dealing with it. If your pain is extreme or lasts a long time, there may be other options:

WORK WITH YOUR DOCTOR

Opioids are not safe for everyone. Before you start taking opioids, here are some tips:

WAYS TO BE SAFE

An overdose can happen when you take too much medication. You could get very sick or worse. To avoid an overdose, do not use opioids at all. If you are using opioids:

WAYS TO GET TREATMENT

Some options that are available to you:

Need help finding substance use treatment or support in your area? Call Member & Recipient Services: 1-800-256-2452 (TTY: 1-866-518-6778).  

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