The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for 2018. The toolkit provides an outline for comunity members to understand the scope of opioid overdose and how to address it. The toolkit includes such topics as: strategies to prevent overdose deaths, recommended steps for first responders, ideas for healthcare providers to provide education to reduce risk, treatment options, and safety advice. Learn more about the toolkit and other resources, such as mobile apps and treatment locators, from the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
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