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We believe that knowledge is a key to positive change. Our body of research seeks to understand the complexities of chronic opioid use and extend those findings to help medical professionals, community workers, and patients and their families make informed decisions.

Opioid Pain Management

Opioids are strong pain medications that are commonly prescribed to patients for acute pain management after surgery. Learn more about prescribing recommendations, safe-use guidelines, patient counseling, and more.

Non-Opioid Pain Management

Acute pain after surgery can often be well-controlled without the use of opioids. Explore our resources to find out more about over-the-counter medications for pain management, non-drug aftercare options, and more.


Managing unused, unwanted, and expired medications is a safety and environmental concern. Use our safe disposal best practices to remove prescription opioids from your home and eliminate misuse.