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Overdose Prevention and Response Toolkit

Mental Health

Department of Health and Human Services, 2024

This toolkit, designed to augment overdose prevention and reversal training, provides guidance on the role of opioid overdose reversal medications, including naloxone and nalmefene, and how to respond to an overdose. It also contains appendices for specific audiences, including people who use drugs (PWUD), people who take prescription opioids, first responders, healthcare practitioners, and others. It is intended to provide guidance to a wide range of individuals on preventing and responding to an overdose and emphasizes that harm reduction and access to treatment are essential aspects of overdose prevention.