Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – 2013
Information on the problem of opioid drug overdoses for community members, first responders, medical professionals, and patients/family members. Presents an overview of the issue. Lists strategies to prevent overdose deaths. Includes resources for local communities and organizations. Outlines five essential steps for first responders. Provides information for prescribers to decrease the risk of opioid overdoses. Also includes advice for medical professionals on treating overdoses. Provides safety advice for patients and family members. Notes the importance of keeping opioids away from children. Includes resources for families.