Focus group
1.5 hours
Addressing Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Role of Prevention

Provides an introduction to overdose prevention, including factors associated with overdose and promising prevention strategies.

The opioid crisis is galvanizing individuals across disciplines to reduce the number of lives lost to overdoses. This webinar offers an introduction to this complex topic and some of the ways prevention practitioners can address it. Participants will examine factors associated with opioid overdose, and examine prevention strategies, including physician education, cross-sector collaboration, and policy change, that can help save lives.

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Substance misuse prevention practitioners and other public health professionals working at the state level and in communities.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the scope of the current opioid overdose crisis 
  • Discuss factors that place individuals at increased risk for opioid overdose
  • Identify strategies to prevent opioid overdose and overdose-related death
  • Describe the role of prevention practitioners in supporting these strategies
Training Content
  • Key Definitions and Trends
    • Types of opioids driving the crisis
    • Health effects of opioids
  • Factors that Place Individuals at Risk
    • Opioid use and misuse
    • Physiological changes
    • Chronic pain and mental health
    • Opioid access and supply
    • Overdose knowledge and perceptions
    • Non-fatal overdose
  • Prevention Strategies
    • Prescription drug disposal program
    • Prescription drug monitoring programs
    • Prescribing and dispensing regulations
    • Law enforcement actions
    • Naloxone access and promotion strategies
    • 911 Good Samaritan laws
    • Treatment and follow-up services
  • The Value of a Comprehensive Approach