The use and misuse of prescription opioids within the South Australian community is a rising concern. Painaustralia has joined other leading health organisations including the Adelaide Primary Health Network (PHN) Australian Dental Assocation South Australia (ADA SA), Australian Medical Association South Australia (AMA SA), the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and others that have come together to develop a community awareness campaign aiming to:
Raise the awareness of the dangers of long-term use and misuse of prescription opioids, and
Encourage enquiry into alternatives to opioids for safe and effective pain management
The website for the campaign can be accessed here.