OPIOID FACTS FOR TEENS
You might not realize this, but if you have had a sports injury, dental work, or surgery, it is possible your doctor gave you a pain reliever that was actually an opioid medication. While opioids can be very effective at treating pain, they can be very addictive and should only be used under a doctor’s careful watch.
The goal of this booklet is to give you the facts so you can make smart choices and be your best self. We hope that you will use it to share information about opioids with your friends, parents, teachers, and others.
To help you make informed choices, this booklet contains some brief summaries about what research is telling us. These topics represent the most popular questions and comments we get from teens. Share them with your friends to help them separate fact from myth.