Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse
Prevention of Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse
As rising rates of opioid overdoses and deaths devastate our nation and state, the need for prevention has never been greater. President Trump and Governor Greitens have both signed executive orders on this topic, and communities are collaborating to put a stop to this epidemic. Although Missouri is the only state without a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, great strides are being made to reduce opioid dependency.
Missouri currently has two 5-year grants to accomplish this. The MO-HOPE Project’s goal is to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Missouri through expanded access to prevention, public awareness, assessment, referral to treatment, overdose education and naloxone for those at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose event. Contact them to schedule a training in your community. The Missouri Opioid State Targeted Response (Opioid STR) project will expand access to integrated prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout the state.
Other campaigns include:
- Curiosity and Heroin
- Talk About It
- St. Louis County Local PDMP Local PDMP ordinances now cover 79% of our state’s population!
- Generation RX
- DEA Drug Take Back Days On April 28, Missouri communities collected 43,558 pounds of unwanted medications bringing our total to date to 413,320 pounds!
- Medicine Abuse Project