SAMHSA releases updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the update of an important resource on opioid overdose prevention. The SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit offers information and facts from literature and links to resources to prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Because interdisciplinary collaboration is critical to success, SAMHSA offers the Toolkit as an educational resource for community members, first responders, prescribers, patients, and families.
The SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit is divided into four sections—one for each target audience:
Facts for Community Members
Five Essential Steps for First Responders
Information for Prescribers
Safety Advice for Patients & Family Members