CDC Prescribing Guidelines

CDC Opioid Overdose

This resource includes information about the opioid overdose epidemic and CDC’s work to prevent opioid overdose deaths.

Online Training: Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

Online training series aimed at helping providers apply CDC’s recommendations in clinical settings through interactive patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips and resources.

CDC’s Guidelines for prescribing opioid for chronic pain

This resource is intended to improve communication between providers and patients about the risk and benefits of opioid therapy.

CDC’s Checklist for Prescribing Opioids

This resource is for primary care providers treating adults with chronic pain for over three months, excluding cancer, palliative and end-of-life care.

CDC Opioid prescribing guideline mobile app

This resource is a way to analyze safer opioid prescribing at a providers fingertips.


To compare CDC’s guidelines to Indiana Medical Association’s guidelines please visit the following website: