This 2 page information guide for patients and caregivers explains what opioids are, how they work, how they can lead to death or the development of tolerance, and the relative effectiveness of opioids and non-opioid pain killers. Prepared by the National Safety Council, this publication recommends patients take non-opioid medications as a first line therapy for pain.
Funding Source: National Safety Council
Opioid Painkillers: How They Work and Why They Can Be Risky
A 2 page information guide for patients and caregivers with facts about prescription opioids