Reducing Opioid Misuse

We're responding to the opioid epidemic by promoting safe and responsible pain management, making sure patients can access treatment for opioid use disorder, and using data to target prevention and treatment.

 

See our roadmap (PDF) and what we’ve done in one year (PDF) under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.

 

Learn how we're fighting the opioid crisis (PDF).

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Prevention

  • Stop improper prescribing
  • Enhance diagnosis of opioid use disorder
  • Encourage non-opioid pain treatments

Treatment

  • Make sure people can access treatment
  • Give patients choices
  • Support innovation

"Addressing the opioid epidemic and its impact on every state, county and municipality is a priority of the Trump Administration…”


Data

  • Understand opioid use patterns
  • Promote data sharing
  • Watch trends to see if solutions are working

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We’re just part of the solution. See what’s going on across HHS.


SUPPORT Act 1 Year Anniversary

“President Trump and HHS have made fighting the opioid crisis a top priority. That includes working to expand the set of tools we have for solving this crisis, such as new therapies for treating opioid use disorder and helping people stay in recovery…

Evidence-based treatment for addiction saves lives, and HHS will continue to support efforts to develop new treatments and provide approved treatments to those in need.”

-HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Twitter: @CMSgov
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