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Opioid Fact Sheets

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has developed educational materials on opioid misuse and prevention and is partnering with schools across the state to share this information with students, parents and school personel. Because of the risk of injury and the subsequent need for pain management, student athletes may be at risk for opioid misuse. Here are four fact sheets that the MDH has developed with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) for the school sport community on prescription opioid misuse prevention:

  1. Preventing Precription Opioid Misuse Among Student Athletes
  2. Injury Management: A Key Component of Prescription Opioid Misuse Prevention
  3. What to Know About Prescription Opioids
  4. Guidance on Communications After a Non-Concussion Sports Injury