Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Professionals

With overdoses still on the rise throughout the nation (CDC, 2015), changes must be implemented in the practice of medicine to increase the detection of substance misuse, educate patients and communities, and promote safer prescribing practices. As experts in the practice of medicine, the responsibility for its transformation rests with the healthcare community. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, treatment providers and other allied healthcare professionals are vital partners in adapting the practice of medicine to adequately respond to the overdose epidemic. Key to that response is understanding the scope of the problem.

This page contains a wealth of information to help those experts to increase their knowledge through briefings, toolkits and continuing education credits, all revolving around substance use and overdose prevention.

Understanding Overdose

Professional Development

Helping Patients: Preventing Overdose

Helping Patients: Dealing with Emergencies

Understanding Overdose


Professional Development