Opioids and Addiction Support

Understanding Opioids

By educating and helping those who struggle with opioid dependence, CareFirst is working to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our members and the people they love. In this section, you’ll find information to help better understand opioids, alternatives for pain management and where to find additional resources and support.

Opioids are a class of drugs that doctors can prescribe to treat moderate to severe pain. Common types include oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine and methadone.

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 or contact the CareFirst support line at 800-245-7013 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Are Opioids Safe?

Know the facts. Follow the guidelines.

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Safer Alternatives

Manage your pain without prescription opioids.

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Opioid Addiction

It’s not a personal failure. It’s a chronic disease.

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Discover more about opioids, prevention and support.

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