Alabama’s Opioid Prescription Rate Is Still Dropping Despite Initiatives to Support Alternative Pain Management

The utilization of opioid prescriptions in Alabama has exhibited a declining trend over the last decade, as reported by the American Medical Association.

Prescriptions experienced a decline of 3.2% between 2021 and 2022, for a decade-long cumulative decline of 43.7%. The Medical Association has educated physicians for the State of Alabama regarding alternatives to narcotic prescriptions for pain management.

Dr. George Kulianos, president of the association, cautions against the addiction risks associated with opioids, particularly those adulterated with exogenous fentanyl. As alternatives to opiates for pain management, Dr. Kulianos suggests nonsteroidal pain medications, physical therapy, exercise, and dietary and lifestyle modifications.

New data shows opioid prescriptions continue to trend down in Alabama

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