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Take a Moment to Consider Opioid Alternatives

If you're a provider or pharmacist who wants to be part of the solution for opioid addiction, you're in the right place!

What is Pause?

Pause is a pathway for physicians and pharmacists to manage chronic or benign pain. It is about taking a moment to pause and consider alternatives to opioids. It is designed in collaboration with Pain Management and Addiction Medicine, supported by literature, and tested by emergency medicine and hospitalist medicine physicians.

Why Pause?

We want to remind providers to take a moment to pause and contemplate alternatives to opioids.

Manage Chronic or Benign Pain

- Non-opioid prescriptions listed in tookits -

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One  CHRONIC BENIGN HEADACHE


Two  CHRONIC DENTAL PAIN


Three  CHRONIC NECK OR BACK PAIN


Four  CHRONIC JOINT PAIN


Five  CHRONIC ABDOMINAL PAIN


DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT

The toolkit includes the pain management pathway, background on the program, and proven keys for successful implementation. Download the right toolkit for you. 

Not a Provider or Pharmacist?

Here are some resources for our community.

Montgomery County List of Treatment
Providers and Screening Tools

24/7 help line: (937) 224-4646.  mcadamhs.org

Disposing Medications Safely

Find a drop box for medication disposal.  rxdrugdropbox.org

Finding Treatment

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
24/7 National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP(4357)  samhsa.gov/find-help

Ohio's Information and Treatment Referral Line
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 1-877-275-6364

Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services
Listed by County.  mha.ohio.gov

Additional Resources

Families against Narcotics  familiesagainstnarcotics.org

The Gap Network of Drug Free Action Alliance  drugfreeactionalliance.org/the-gap-network

National Institute on Drug Abuse  drugabuse.gov

Start Talking  starttalking.ohio.gov

TAP: The Addict's Parents United  theaddictsparentsunited.org

Contact Us: 937-762-1040
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