Now What? The Role of Prevention Following a Nonfatal Opioid Overdose

Describes three post-overdose interventions that have shown promise in reducing the risk of subsequent overdoses and improving other health outcomes among people who have experienced a non-fatal overdose. Sometimes referred to as warm handoffs, these interventions represent a collaborative effort among law enforcement, medical providers, social workers, and prevention professionals to engage individuals who have experienced a non-fatal overdose and their family members in the period immediately following the overdose event.

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Education Development Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
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