New text-messaging program launches in Kentucky and four other states to help curb misuse of opioids for pain
To use the program, participants will text RXAWARE to 55753, where they will be asked to answer a short series of questions about their own – or a loved one’s – pain management needs. The participant will then receive personalized messages vetted by health professionals that provide educational information, resources and actionable support, says the news release.
“Prevention is the most effective tool to avoid problems resulting from opioid misuse,” Nancy Hale, president and CEO of Operation UNITE, said in a news release. “UNITE is pleased to take the lead for this project in Kentucky. RxAware provides another opportunity to share factual information and resources with the citizens of the commonwealth through our vast network of partners. This collaboration creates additional avenues to prevent addiction and overdoses, and ultimately to save lives.”