Groups That May Benefit From Opioid Overdose Response Education and/or Naloxone Distribution and Training 1,2-10
  • Persons who abuse prescription opioids or heroin
  • Patients who have required emergency care for opioid overdose
  • Patients enrolled in opioid dependence treatment programs, including methadone and buprenorphine maintenance programs, particularly at high-risk periods, such as induction or discharge
  • Persons with a history of opioid abuse or dependence who are being released from prison
  • Patients receiving prescription opioid therapy with risk factors for adverse effects
    • Coprescriptions of benzodiazepines or other sedatives
    • Ongoing alcohol use
    • High-dose prescription opioid therapy
  • Persons living with or in frequent contact with those listed above


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