How did we get here?

Opioids stop pain, quick. They're consistently reimbursed. And few alternatives are as effective or affordable. No wonder physicians made opioids their go-to treatment for decades.

Today, the consequences are clear. Yet many treatment protocols still call for opioids.

We can't just blame users. Or toughen laws. We need to change twenty years of clinical culture. And above all, rethink the paradigm of pain.

Source: Centers for Disease Control


of opioid overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid


of opioid overdose deaths in 2016 were from prescribed medication

Changing the pain paradigm

See how one of our members is tackling the opioid crisis. Starting a new conversation with patients about pain management is the first step to preventing addiction.

The Opioid Stewardship Collaborative

We founded an Opioid Stewardship Collaborative to unite networks in this urgent cause.

Hospitals across the country are taking the lead. They’re rethinking regimens. Accelerating innovative treatments, like spinal cord stimulation. And building new patient support systems.

See how you can join the effort today.

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