Healthcare providers can be a community’s gateway to many health services and can play a critical role in drug overdose prevention, reducing stigma, and helping to link patients to effective evidence-based treatment programs. Below are tools and resources for clinicians to give you information that can help you to provide the best care for your patients and help prevent drug overdose and related harms.
Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications.
- EHR products and materials
- Applying CDC’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Module 13:Using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Promote Patient Safety in Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing (provider training)