Preventing the Consequences of Opioid Overdose: Understanding 911 Good Samaritan Laws

This resource provides an overview of this overdose prevention strategy, including the aims of these laws and types of protections they can offer. It also presents some of the obstacles that prevent overdose bystanders and the criminal justice system from applying their state’s Good Samaritan laws, and steps prevention practitioners can take to raise awareness of these laws among various target populations.