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Oregon Task Force Adopts CDC Guideline for Opioid Prescribing

Oregon's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force has approved adoption of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.혻The guideline includes recommendations to improve patient safety and care for those with chronic pain, and address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic.

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Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Guidelines are one piece of the puzzle

Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation.

In Oregon, more drug poisoning deaths involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine. An average of 3 Oregonians die every week from prescription opioid overdose, and many more develop opioid use disorder.

Partners across Oregon are working to reduce this epidemic. We have made recent progress, but there is more work to be done.

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Getting help for opioid use disorder

Opioid use disorder can be treated. Talk to your health care provider or visit the links below for혻treatment resources.

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Addressing the opioid혻epidemic involves many local, state and national partners. In Oregon, our Opioid Initiative Partnership includes the following groups:

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