School and Work Leaders

School and Work Leaders

Educators, coaches, mentors, employers, fellow coworkers and a myriad of other influential individuals are in unique positions to influence youth in a school setting, as well as individuals within the workplace. These roles are important in setting appropriate examples, knowing “safe places” where ideas and opinions can be shared, and in providing information about crucial issues that adolescents as well as adults will likely face. The information contained on this web page is intended for use by School & Work Leaders in order to facilitate open and honest conversations about the harmful effects of substance use, which can lead to addiction and, in some cases, overdose.

This page includes information for educating youth as well as adults about substance use disorders, overdose risks, the opioid overdose antidote (naloxone), and the hope that recovery is possible. Be open, be informed, and most important, be available.

Basics

Prevention

Intervention

Recovery

Basics


  • Overdose Overview
    • Overdose Basics, a page from International Overdose Awareness Day's site with text descriptions of different types of overdoses
    • What is an Overdose? a brief explanation of what an overdose is with a depiction of how opioid overdose works
    • Learn About Naloxone, a page on OverdoseFreePA with information on the safe and effective drug that can reverse an opioid overdose
  • Addiction as a disease

Prevention


Intervention


Recovery