Arizona is currently in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with record numbers of overdose deaths and other drug-related harms occurring. This crisis spans across all age and socioeconomic groups, and has the largest impact on people who use prescription opioid painkillers. Medication has proven to be an indispensable tool in reducing preventable overdose deaths, both as treatment for opioid use disorders, and as an emergency response tool when an overdose occurs.

In ASU naloxone workshops, you will learn about the various medications used in substance abuse treatment, how to educate patients and clients on opioid safety and overdose prevention, how to recognize an overdose, and how to utilize naloxone to revive an overdose victim. Workshop participants will also be exposed to strategies for incorporating overdose prevention programming into your respective agency and streamlining naloxone distribution for your patients and clients. 

Learning Objectives:
1.  Describe Arizona’s current opioid epidemic and the extent of societal impact.
2.  List three medications used to treat opioid use disorders.
3.  Explain the concept of harm reduction for engaging with high-risk clients.
4.  Communicate overdose risks and naloxone use to clients.
5.  Identify ways to implement harm reduction or overdose prevention into various clinical settings.

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