Prescribed an opioid?

Transcript - Prescribed an opioid?

[Text on screen: Prescribed an opioid?]

Narrator: "If you suffer from pain, you may be prescribed an opioid like fentanyl, morphine or codeine to provide relief."

[A series of black dots appears around a slightly larger dot, which is beating like a heart.]

Narrator: "But opioids may not be the only or best option to manage your pain. Ask your doctor about alternatives to opioids."

[The dots grow larger until they swallow up the screen and form a pixelated image of a doctor's hand holding a bottle of pills.]

Narrator: "If you are prescribed an opioid, start low and go slow, and ask your doctor about risk factors for addiction. Make sure you have a plan that's right for you."

[Text on screen: Make a plan that's right for you. Learn more at]

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Narrator: "A message from the Government of Canada."

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