Treat Opioid Use Disorder
It is important to provide treatment for people struggling with opioid use disorder to prevent overdose or even death.
To treat those with opioid use disorder, it is crucial to expand access to evidence-based treatments, including medication-assisted therapy (MAT). MAT is a comprehensive way to address the needs of individuals that combines the use of medication (methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone) with counseling and behavioral therapies.
Good Samaritan Lawsexternal icon exist in many states. In the event of an overdose, these types of policies protect the victim and the person seeking medical help for the victim from drug possession charges.1
- LawAtlas Policy Surveillance Dataset, Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Laws; created by NPO Staff, available at: http://lawatlas.org/query?dataset=good-samaritan-overdose-lawsexternal icon [March 14, 2016].