The misuse of prescription pain medications that contain opioids (such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine and fentanyl) is a rapidly changing, multi-faceted public health crisis that can lead to addiction, overdose, and death.
To increase our community’s understanding of these risks associated with prescription opioids and safe pain management, a new public campaign “Your Pain Is Real. So Are the Risks” will launch this month and will be seen statewide, including Shasta County. The campaign also encourages patients to talk to doctors and pharmacists about safer pain management options. To learn more visit: TheRisksAreReal.cdph.ca.gov.
View full Press Release here: PR NoRxAbuse CDPH Campaign