Partner Toolkit

Our partner toolkit offers free and downloadable resources for anyone to support the prevention of prescription opioid misuse and abuse.

COVID-19
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More than half of American adults say that the worry and stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health.

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From January through June 2020, overdose deaths in Franklin County increased 65% compared to the same period in 2019.

Source: Franklin County Coroner
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According to a new study, 30.9% of respondents said they had symptoms of anxiety or depression because of the pandemic.

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One in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 say they’ve considered suicide in the past month because of the pandemic.

National, State and Franklin County
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A record number of Americans – almost 72,000 – died from drug overdoses in 2019, a majority of which were opioid related.

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Nearly 80 percent of Americans using heroin (including those in treatment) reported misusing prescription opioids prior to using heroin.

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Opioids account for 83 percent of all drug overdose deaths in Ohio.

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For every opioid overdose death, 10 people are admitted into treatment and 32 people visited the ER.

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Opioid overdose deaths accounted for 81% of all drug overdoses in Ohio in 2018.

Teens and Children
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2.3% of high school seniors misused OxyContin in the past year.

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Two-thirds (66 percent) of teens who report abuse of prescription pain relievers are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances.

Source: SAMHSA
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More than 4 in 10 teens (42 percent) who have misused or abused a prescription drug obtained it from their parents’ medicine cabinet.

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Teens reported that during the last conversation they had with their parents regarding substance abuse, only 16 percent said they discussed the misuse or abuse of prescription pain relievers with their parents.

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More than half of young people who inject heroin start by using prescription drugs, often prescribed by a doctor at first.

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Adolescent athletes in some high-injury sports are at a 50% higher risk of misusing prescription painkillers than their peers who don’t participate in these sports.

Source: The Truth
For Parents and Caregivers
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1 in 4 teens will misuse or abuse a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime.

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42 percent of teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from their parents’ medicine cabinet.

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Talking to your kids about opioids can help reduce their chance of use by up to 50%.

Source: SAMHSA
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57% of parents and caregivers who have seen the Denial, OH ads have discussed the dangers of opioids with their kids as a result.

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Teen’s brains are not fully developed until the age of 25, making children and teens more vulnerable to opioid use disorders.

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Two-thirds of teens who report misuse of prescription medication are getting them from family and friends, and often taking them from household medicine cabinets.

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One in 5 women that used prescription opioids during pregnancy report misuse.