Evidence-Based Resources About Opioid Overdose

Fact Sheet:

Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Workplace : Information for Employers and Workers | CDC ( PDF | 785 KB ) – This fact sheet helps employers understand the risk of opioid overdose and provides guidance about establishing a workplace naloxone program .
Tips for Teens : The Truth About Opioids | SAMHSA – This fact sheet for teens provides facts about opioids. It describes short – and long-term effects and lists signs of opioid use. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about opioids. Access sources cited in this fact sheet .


Medication-Assisted Treatment ( MAT ) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons : A Planning and Implementation Toolkit | National Council of Behavioral Health – Developed by the National Council of Behavioral Health, this guide provides correctional administrators and healthcare providers tools for implementing MAT in correctional settings .
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit | SAMHSA – This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose .

Evidence Reviews/Guidebooks:

Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose : What’s Working in the United States | CDC ( PDF | 11.5 MB ) – This CDC document ra mắt evidence-based strategies to reduce overdose. It explains why these strategies work, the research behind them, and examples of organizations that have put these strategies into practice .
Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Emergency Departments | SAMHSA – This guide examines emerging and best practices for initiating medication-assisted treatment ( MAT ) in emergency departments .

Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings | SAMHSA -This guide focuses on using medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails and prisons and during the reentry process when justice-involved persons return to the community.

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders | SAMHSA – This guide trình làng ways that telehealth modalities can be used to provide treatment for serious mental illness and substance use disorders including opioid overdose among adults .

Treatment Improvement Protocols/Manuals:

TIP 63 : Medications for Opioid Use Disorder | SAMHSA – This Treatment Improvement Protocol ( TIP ) ra mắt the use of the three Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) – approved medications used to treat OUD — methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine .
Advisory : Opioid Therapy in Patients With Chronic Noncancer Pain Who Are in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders | SAMHSA – This advisory addresses screening and assessment tools, nonpharmacologic and nonopioid treatment for chronic pain, and the role of opioid therapy in people with chronic noncancer pain and SUDs .
Overdose Prevention và Naloxone Manual | HRC – This Harm Reduction Coalition ( HRC ) manual outlines the process of developing an Overdose Prevention and Education Program that may involve a take-home naloxone component .



Other federal websites

Visit the EBPRC for additional information, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources .