Utah State University Extension
This fact sheet explains what opioids are and how they are used--or misused, which can lead to opioid use disorder (OUD). The information provided can help parents understand what questions to ask if a doctor prescribes opioids, and ways parents can safeguard their child against opioid misuse. It also includes ideas for managing an emergency, namely, using naloxone to address overdose.
Keady, Timothy; Wray, Paige; Zaman, Katie; Murza, Gabriela; Glissmeyer, Gabriel; Elsmore, Elizabeth; Voss, Maren Wright Wright; Prevedel, Suzanne; and Sulzer, Sandra H., "Opioid Fast Facts for Parents" (2021). All Current Publications. Paper 2238.