The Overdose Prevention Initiative (OPI) works with state and local partners to address the complex and changing nature of the drug overdose epidemic through promoting:
OPI shares the following recommendations and resources to statewide partners in response to increases in drug overdoses statewide. Each recommendation lists resources by partner type (public safety, public health departments, community-based organizations, health care providers and settings, harm reduction organizations, medical examiners and coroners, and public health and forensic laboratories). Identify your partner type and review the resources for local overdose prevention and response implementation. For questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Increase public awareness:
Implement prevention policies and strategies:
Promote treatment to help those with substance use disorder.
Individuals at higher risk for fatal drug overdose include people that mix different types of drugs or mix drugs with alcohol, who have had a prior non-fatal overdose, who use alone, are of older age, have a compromised immune system, and those experiencing rapid decrease in tolerance from situations such as hospitalization, incarceration, and detoxification.
Promote harm reduction for substance use disorder.
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