Addressing Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Role of Prevention
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Prevention plays a critical role in addressing the nation’s opioid crisis, yet engaging in efforts to prevent opioid overdose specifically may be new territory for many prevention practitioners. To support efforts in this area, prevention practitioners must understand the factors that increase an individual’s risk for overdose, as well as the range of prevention strategies available to address these factors. Thus, after defining opioid overdose as a growing public health problem, this in-person training will provide an overview of the factors known to elevate risk for opioid overdose and introduce interventions shown to lower that risk (e.g., naloxone access strategies). The training will also include opportunities for application of the content by working through a case study activity.
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