You're Invited to the Q&A Session About the Opioid Overdose Toolkit
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 3–4 p.m. Eastern Time
Call-in Number: 1-800-788-6170 | Passcode: 9714423
The Opioid Overdose Toolkit educates community members, first responders, opioid prescribers, patients, family members, and overdose survivors on ways to prevent and intervene in an opioid overdose situation. The toolkit explains how to use the drug naloxone to prevent overdose-related deaths.
Anyone who uses opioids for long-term management of pain may be at risk for overdose, as are those who use heroin. The good news is we now know that the drug naloxone can be used as an antidote to opioid overdose and can prevent opioid-related deaths when administered in a medically appropriate and timely manner.
Featured SAMHSA speakers include:
- Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
- H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., CAS, FASAM, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
- Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
The conference call will begin at 3 p.m. with an overview of the toolkit followed by an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions.