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From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids. Each of us has a part to play in helping prevent abuse, addiction, and overdose related to opioids. To help prevent misuse and overdose, CDC developed the Rx Awareness campaign with tools and resources to help increase knowledge among Americans about the risks of prescription opioids.
We need everyone’s support to raise #RxAwareness and help those at risk of addiction and prescription opioid overdose. This campaign includes messages, testimonial videos, graphics, and links to assist everyone from individuals to community organizers. By participating in this Thunderclap campaign, you are helping to make prevention a priority.
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For more information about the opioid overdose crisis, please visit our website at www.cdc.gov/rxawareness. Follow us on Twitter at @CDCInjury for more up-to-date information on the opioid overdose epidemic and more.
CDC Injury Center
CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (the Injury Center) is the nation’s leading authority on injury and violence. We study violence and injuries and research the best ways to prevent them, applying science and creating real-world solutions to keep Americans safe, healthy, and productive.