United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has several pages on the Opioid epidemic. Some of the pages you can look at are:

Here are some basics about Opioids and Opioid addiction:                                      https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/index.html

There are also publications made for Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/guidelines_factsheet-a.pdf

Prevention for States is a program that helps states combat the ongoing prescription drug overdose epidemic.                                                                                                                            To learn more visit: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/states/state_prevention.html

The CDC has several other publications about the epidemic of opioid addiction. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pubs/index.html

Another topic often discussed is vaccinations, here is a print out of exemptions for school immunization requirements.  


Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health has many pages on their website related to Opioid and Prescription drug abuse.

Follow this link for the press release from August 1016 on Prescription Drug abuse http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/-/media/HealthyOhio/ASSETS/Files/injury-prevention/News-Release----2015-Drug-Overdose-Data-Final.pdf?la=en

Combatting the Opioid Crisis in Ohio and what is being done:                                  http://mha.ohio.gov/Portals/0/assets/Initiatives/GCOAT/Combatting-the-Opiate-Crisis.pdf

Prescription for Prevention, Stop the Epidemic:                                             http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/en/vipp/drug/p4pohio

Find Ohio Drug Rehab Programs and Alcohol Rehabs That Work https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/local-rehab-resources/ohio/

There are now special schools to help teens with Opioid addiction:                     http://www.wtol.com/story/35234084/overcoming-opioids-special-schools-help-teens-stay-clean


American Chiropractic Association

Palmer Chiropractic College

The American Chiropractic Association is great resource for using Chiropractic care as an alternative to Opioids for pain management.                                                   https://www.acatoday.org/News-Publications-News-DCs-Provide-Alternative-to-Opioids


Palmer Chiropractic College and Gallup partnered to create an informative page and video on Chiropractic care for pain relief.                                                                              http://www.palmer.edu/alumni/research-publications/gallup-report/

Ohio Chiropractic Physicians can provide a Solution to the Ohio Opioid/Heroin Addiction Epidemic and can Improve the Health Status of Ohioans.                                                                          Compiled and composed by: North Central Academy of Chiropractic Executive Committee

The following are other resources for individuals to do their part, get the help they need, or get involved.

To get more involved and find a coalition near you click here.

To Find a Drug Drop Box click here.

For how to properly dispose of unneeded medicine click here.

To find addiction treatment facility near you click here.