Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA Q&A Session on the Opioid Overdose Toolkit

Event date: 
February 10, 2014 - 2:00pm
Type: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Presenter(s): 
Harding, Frances
Presenter(s): 
Clark, H. Westley
Presenter(s): 
McCance-Katz, Elinore
Location: 
Conference Call
Additional address info: 

Call-in Number: 888-603-9226 | Passcode: 5470260

The Opioid Overdose Toolkit educates community members, first responders, opioid prescribers, patients, family members, and overdose survivors on ways to prevent and intervene in an opioid overdose situation. The toolkit explains how to use the drug naloxone to prevent overdose-related deaths.

Anyone who uses opioids for long-term management of pain may be at risk for overdose, as are those who use heroin. The good news is, we now know that the drug naloxone can be used as an antidote to opioid overdose and can prevent opioid-related deaths when administered in a medically appropriate and timely manner.

The conference call will begin at 2 p.m., with an overview of the toolkit followed by an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions. Due to the limited number of available phone lines, attendees are encouraged to gather together in offices and/or conference rooms utilizing speakerphone functionality. Dial-in is on a first-come, first-served basis; there are no advance reservations.

The link to the Opioid Overdose Toolkit is provided below for your reference.

 

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