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Let’s Talk About Pain Medicine
January 7, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for this event. Contact the library at 715 877 3334 or email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Let’s Talk About Pain Medicine is a free 60-minute educational program developed by Wisconsin Health Literacy to help participants obtain a better understanding of how to more safely and effectively use prescription pain (opioid) medicine. Program topics include:
- Differences between prescription opioids and other pain medicine
- Safe storage of opioid medicine
- Understanding label directions (when and how long to take the medication)
- What to do with unused opioid medicine
- Importance of understanding warning labels
- When to call the doctor or pharmacist
- History of the opioid epidemic
- How naloxone can stop an overdose
Each participant is provided with a workbook, a Drug Deactivation & Disposal System pouch, and a fact sheet to take home, plus the chance to enter into a chash prize drawing at the end of the program.