Opioid Overdose Prevention Information for Providers

Opioid Overdose Information for Providers from SAHMSA.

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Opioid overdose is a major public health problem, accounting for almost 17,000 deaths a year in the United States. OverdoseĀ involves both males and females of all ages, ethnicities, and demographic and economic characteristics, and involves both illicit opioids such as heroin and, increasingly, prescription opioid analgesics such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and methadone. This information sheet discusses all the ins and outs of Opioid prescription and steps we can take to reduce risk.

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