New ways to incorporate overdose prevention, response, and experience into substance use disorder treatment
A person experiencing an overdose doesn’t need the Big Book, motivational incentives, or cognitive behavioral therapy. She certainly doesn’t need methadone or a urine drug screen. That person needs oxygen and/or naloxone.
Although addiction treatment providers are in the commendable business of offering life-saving psychosocial and pharmacological therapies to people with substance use disorders, can they include overdose prevention training and naloxone in their arsenal?
A new guide says yes. And it offers lots more information in the way of how, where, and why.”
The guide Opioid Overdose Prevention and Related Trauma: Incorporating Overdose Prevention, Response, and Experience into Substance Use Disorder Treatment produced by the Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence is available for download at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4VhZtoliXjMZnBpYy1FQ3Z4cmM/view?pli=1
Source: Ireta.org – February 13, 2015