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Educational Resources: Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

These educational resources provide information to help prevent the misuse of prescription pain relievers. They are intended for use by educators, health care professionals, and consumers.  

Most materials are available in PDF format for immediate downloading or printing. Some materials may be available in print to order at no cost. Send requests for printed materials to ocommpubs@fda.hhs.gov or call 1-888-INFO-FDA.

 

 Brochures

The buzz takes your breath away . . . Permanently. Misuse of prescription pain relievers can kill you

The buzz takes your breath away . . . Permanently. Misuse of prescription pain relievers can kill you.

(Printed size 4" x 9"; 6-panel; English)
While created to reach teens and young adults, this brochure is for any consumer who may not use prescription pain relievers safely. It gives information about the dangers of misuse and addiction, drugs to watch out for, symptoms of overdose, and what to do if someone has overdosed. Other resources are also given.



 Print Public Service Announcements
 

The buzz takes your breath away . . . Permanently. Misuse of prescription pain relievers can kill you - Poster         "It's to die for."                         Is This Where Your Teen Goes to Get High?

The buzz takes your breath away . . . Permanently. Misuse of prescription pain relievers can kill you.

(Print size 7" x 10"; English. Other sizes available upon request.)

It's to die for.

(Print size 7" x 10"; English. Other sizes available upon request.)

Is This Where Your Teen Goes to Get High?

(Print size approximately 7" x 10"; black and white; English. Open letter from FDA, other federal agencies, and non-federal organizations. Educates parents and teens about the risks from medicine abuse; includes tips and other resources for parents.)


 

 Internet Public Service Annnouncement Banners

     

Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers Can Kill You - Internet PSA

Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers Can Kill You.

(English; can be used on websites and linked to the pertinent Web pages. Other sizes may be available upon request.)

  • JPG (140 x 140 pixels)

FDA suggests that the banner graphic link to the Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers Web page.


 

 Posters
(Printed size 11" x 15.75"; 4-color; English.)

The buzz takes your breath away . . . Permanently. Misuse of prescription pain relievers can kill you - Poster "It's to die for."                                                                                                              

The buzz takes your breath away . . . Permanently. Misuse of prescription pain relievers can kill you.

It's to die for.


 

 Radio Public Service Announcements

Audio files (in MP3 format) and transcripts (in PDF format) for radio public service announcements. There are two different 15-second spots, three different 20-second spots, and three different 30-second spots. All are recorded in English in both a male and female young adult voice.

Title Voice Run Time File Size Transcript
"Remember" Male Voice 00:00:15 276 KB PDF - 12KB
"Remember" Female Voice 00:00:15 279 KB PDF - 12KB
"Think" Male Voice 00:00:15 263 KB PDF - 11KB
"Think" Female Voice 00:00:15 273 KB PDF - 11KB
"AC/DC" Male Voice 00:00:20 358 KB PDF - 11KB
"AC/DC" Female Voice 00:00:20 355 KB PDF - 11KB
"Misuse" Male Voice 00:00:20 373 KB PDF - 12KB
"Misuse" Female Voice 00:00:20 352 KB PDF - 12KB
"Misusing" Male Voice 00:00:20 376 KB PDF - 12KB
"Misusing" Female Voice 00:00:20 365 KB PDF - 12KB
"Addiction" Male Voice 00:00:30 512 KB PDF - 12KB
"Addiction" Female Voice 00:00:30 516 KB PDF - 12KB
"All" Male Voice 00:00:30 491 KB PDF - 12KB
"All" Female Voice 00:00:30 511 KB PDF - 12KB
"Misuse" Male Voice 00:00:30 492 KB PDF - 12KB
"Misuse" Female Voice 00:00:30 517 KB PDF - 12KB


  

 Television Public Service Announcements

Television (TV) public service announcements in low and high bandwidth versions are available upon request.