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Alternatives to Pain Management

Change your behavior with Healthcare providers

Discuss alternate ways to manage your pain that don’t involve prescription opioids with your doctor. Some of these options may actually work better and have fewer risks and side effects. Ask your prescriber about over-the-counter (OTC) or non-narcotic options and only fill prescriptions when needed.

Related resources:

National Council on Patient Info and Education

Learn about the benefits and Risks of Prescription Medicines with this website: Talk before you take.

TakeChargeOhio teaches how to safely manage pain and how to have a discussion with your doctor about whether medication is appropriate for you. Are you at risk? Take the Opioid Risk Quiz.