Addressing Opioid Misuse and Abuse: ONDCP and SAMHSA Partnershi
p To Reduce Risk of Overdose
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 12 noon–1 p.m. Eastern Time
This free webinar, presented by Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Acting Director Michael Botticelli and SAMHSA Chief Medical Officer Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., will review Federal policy related to opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose and will provide an overview of the SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. The etiology of opioid abuse and clinician interventions that can reduce the risk of misuse will be addressed.
The SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit provides information on clinical approaches to safe opioid prescribing, risk assessment for overdose, symptoms of overdose, and emergent care in the clinical situation of opioid overdose, including the use of the naloxone antidote.
Continuing medical education is available.
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer