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ACOPC: 2019 Summer Conference Presentations

Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition ACOPC Summer Conference 2019: On the Horizon: Next Steps Matter Most in the Opioid Epidemic   Below are the presentations from the 2019 Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition Summer Conference. The topics cover causes of overdose deaths and local response overviews regarding the opioid epidemic. Information on harm reduction, protective […]

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The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis

A nationwide estimate of the economic costs of opioid-related deaths and overdoses using conventional economic estimates for valuing life routinely which are used by U.S. Federal agencies. It considers the underreporting of opioids in overdose deaths, heroin-related fatalities and incorporates nonfatal costs of opioid misuse. Click here to access the document. […]

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ACOPC: 2017 Summer Conference Presentations

Presentations from the 2017 Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition. Trends in overdose data and harm reduction strategies are addressed, as well as further information on the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Click the links below to access documents: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Prescribing Opioids for Non-Cancer Pain(Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc) Citizen Science: Naloxone Availability […]

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ACOPC: 2018 Summer Conference Presentations

Presentations from the 2018 Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition. The topics cover causes of overdose deaths and local response overviews regarding the opioid epidemic. Information on harm reduction, medication-assisted treatment trends, and addiction is also available. Click the links below to access documents: Addiction 101: History, Etiology, & Treatment (Thomas M. Workman, PhD, LPC, NCC, […]

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