Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Many opioid addicts were first exposed to these drugs through prescriptions for legitimate pain issues. Health care providers can play a critical role for their patients by adopting consensus-based opioid prescribing guidelines. Multiple state health care organizations and interested professionals have developed these resources to assist prescribers in making safe choices for their patients. The three sets of guidelines on this page can be used to supplement and not replace the prescriber's clinical judgment.

Prescriber Resources and Screening Tools

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)


One Ohio Resident's Story

Face the Facts: Opiates in Ohio