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SAMHSA Updates Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

In June of 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) updated its Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit, originally published in 2016. The updated toolkit is designed to help people who use opioids, healthcare providers, families, and other community members prevent overdose deaths related to opioid use. The toolkit addresses several factors that can lead to an opioid overdose death and discusses when and how to use naloxone, or Narcan, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. The toolkit also describes how to respond to a suspected opioid overdose, information for prescribers, and general tips for family members to help recognize an opioid use disorder and address early signs of dependence.

You can download the updated Toolkit here.