Family Planning Opioid Program at University Health | Health Focus SA

September is Recovery Awareness Month. Take the first step in recovering from opioid use disorder (OUD). Our partnership of providers and clinics within the University Health Family Planning Program provide drug therapy (MAT) and counseling to help you overcome OUD.

What are opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs that reduce pain. They include prescription painkillers, synthetic opioids and heroin, depending on the American Psychiatric Association. Providers prescribe opioids to treat chronic pain, pain after surgery, cancer-related 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 US Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency.

Quick facts about opioids

Family Planning Opioid Program at University Health

The Family Planning Program is designed to guide you through eligibility, screening, and referral to treatment. Call 210-358-TALK (8255) to find out if the Opioid Family Planning Program might be right for you.

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