Opioid Abuse and Overdose: Prevention Strategies

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Abstract

Prescription drug misuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Given the magnitude of the problem, strategies to prevent initiation of prescription opioid misuse, treat existing opioid use disorders, and prevent overdose are of utmost importance. This article will summarize such strategies, including improved prescriber education, prescription drug monitoring programs, medication take-back programs, controlled substance lock-in programs, and community-based naloxone distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-415
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

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Opioid Analgesics
Prescription Drug Misuse
Controlled Substances
Prescription Drugs
Drug Monitoring
Naloxone
Prescriptions
Delivery of Health Care
Education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Opioid Abuse and Overdose : Prevention Strategies. / White, Nicole D.

In: American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 6, 01.11.2015, p. 412-415.

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