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You can play a valuable role in helping to prevent the misuse and diversion of opioids in our communities. As a pharmacist, you are frequently the first point of contact for prescription drug education and information. You have the potential to trigger a discussion with patients who appear to be at risk for addiction. We urge you to:

  • Use the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) — registration takes about five minutes at Delaware.PMPAware.net .

    Delaware PMP
  • Look for a patient’s risk assessment score to determine if they could be at risk for addiction or substance use disorder.
  • Discuss what you learn with at-risk patients to help them avoid serious consequences.
    • Use the materials you can download here to prepare yourself with information that can make a difference in your discussion.
    • Suggest naloxone for patients who are taking opioid medications.
  • Always educate patients on the dangers of long-term use of opioid prescription drugs.
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Overdoses happen in an instant. Know what to do to reduce harm:

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Pharmacist SUD Factsheet
Pharmacist SUD Factsheet
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