Connecting Communities to Substance Use Services: Practical Approaches for First Responders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Provides information to first responder agencies, communities, and other stakeholders to support practices and approaches for first responders to connect people to substance use treatment and other support services. Offers evidence-based strategies, public health approaches, resources, and program models, including best practices for responding to opioid overdoses. Considers potential challenges, such as those faced in rural areas, and other factors when implementing initiatives to support people who use drugs.
Community Planning and Coalition Building • Emergency Medical Services • Harm Reduction • Mental Health • Naloxone • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment