Family Planning Opioid Program at University Health

September is Recovery Awareness Month. Take the first step to recover from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Our partnership of providers and clinics within University Health’s Family Planning Program provide Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and counseling to help you overcome OUD.

What are Opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs that reduce pain. They include prescription pain relievers, synthetic opioids and heroin, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Providers prescribe opioids to treat chronic pain, pain after a surgery, cancer pain and end-of-life pain. 

Prescription opioids include: 

  • Oxycodone (OxyContin®) 
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin®)
  • Codeine 
  • Morphine 

Synthetic opioids include:

  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone
  • Pethidine
  • Tramadol 
  • Carfentanil

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid epidemic a national Public Health Emergency.  

Opioid infographic. 187 people die every day from an opioid overdose. In 2020, more than 68,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose.

Fast Facts about Opioids

Request Support for Opioid Use Disorder

The Family Planning Program is designed to help guide you through eligibility, screening and referral for treatment. Call 210-358-6818 to find out if the Family Planning Opioid Program could be the solution for you, or request support through our online form.

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