Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Social Media Toolkit

Suggestions for Social Media Distribution

  • Enough painkillers are prescribed to medicate every American around-the-clock for a month. #KnockOutOpioidAbuse
  • Male youth athletes are twice as likely to be prescribed opioid painkillers and four times more likely to abuse them. #KnockOutOpioidAbuse
  • Nearly half of young people who inject heroin, reported abusing prescription opioids before starting to use heroin. #KnockOutOpioidAbuse
  • After a tooth extraction, 61% of 14-17 year olds are prescribed opioids. #KnockOutOpioidAbuse
  • The percentage of Americans 50 or older who misused opioids more than doubled from 2004 to 2014. #KnockOutOpioidAbuse