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Responsible use of Opioids

Opioids are a class of drug used to treat pain, and they can be effective when prescribed and taken correctly. Here are eight easy tips to use opioids safely.

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Who is at Risk for Opioid Overdose?

Whether dependent on their pain medicine, or on an illegal drug like heroin, know the conditions that put people at greater risk for accidental opioid overdose.

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Preventing Opioid Overdose

Opioid overdose can be prevented through education.Hear the stories of opioid overdose survivors and learn the risks.

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What are Opioids?

Opioids are class of medication used to treatment many different types of pain. Understand the types of opioids and how they affect people and the risks with long-term opioid use.

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How to File a Parity Appeal

Consumers have rights to equal coverage for mental health and addiction treatment services under the Federal Parity Law. By filing an appeal, patients or their loved ones can fight back against illegal denials of care.

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Understanding Mental Health Parity

Those with mental health and substance use disorders need and deserve access to quality, affordable treatment. Parity makes that possible by holding insurers accountable for equal coverage of care.

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Don't Deny Me

This website educates consumers about their rights to equal insurance coverage for mental health and addiction treatment and connects them with essential appeals guidance and resources.

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Evaluating State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Statutes: A Technical Report

Describes the process that was used to identify key elements of legal codes relating to parity across all 50 states and summarizes the research that assessed the strength and quality of statutes using a quantitative and systematic coding methodology.

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Recommendations of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

This report outlines Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy's recommendations to the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis