Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What's Working in the United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Offers evidence-based opioid overdose prevention practices for community leaders, local and regional organizers, nonprofit groups, law enforcement, public health and other members of the public. Provides summaries of effective strategies to prevent opioid overdose and the context in which they are most effective. Discusses targeted naloxone distribution, including Good Samaritan laws, syringe services programs, criminal justice settings, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and initiating MAT in emergency departments. Summarizes the major research on each practice and offers examples of organizations that have successfully used the strategies to reduce the risk of overdose.
Community Planning and Coalition Building • Harm Reduction • Justice System • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Naloxone • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Substance Use Disorder • Syringe Services Programs