September 2017 Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 07:24 AM

The F4CP nationwide annual campaign is critical in raising public awareness of chiropractic care as the preferred first-line approach to avoid use of opioids -- and enhancing your local practice.  It's our opportunity to let people know that  chiropractic care is an important response to prescription opioid use and abuse that leads to addiction and catastrophic outcomes.

Prescription painkillers are often recommended for low back, neck and neuro-musculoskeletal pain. Spread the word and support the campaign, Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic.

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Plans & Events for Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month include

  • A month-long series of activities and media events that will provide education and information that promotes choosing chiropractic care before taking prescription opioids, and positions the chiropractic profession as a first-line approach for drug-free pain management. 

Take these immediate steps to leverage the campaign and enhance your local practice:

  1. Request your local Mayor and/or City Council, Chamber of Commerce or other civic organization to sponsor a formal Resolution commemorating the month of September 2017 as Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month.

  1. Collaborate with your State Association to have a State Representative sponsor a formal Resolution in the State Legislature.

Here are links to the suggested letter and resolution:  Letter:    Resolution:

  1. Notify your local media with a press release on August 29, and letter to the editor form the State Association or individual doctors commemorating September 2017 as Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month. 

  1. Print and display copies of the Resolution in your office and share on social media.

What we will do nationally -- combined with your local activities -- will elevate public awareness and utilization of chiropractic care as the optimal approach to pain management that averts opioid use and abuse.