NADDI Overdose Prevention Strategies
Opioid overdose is a major public health problem, accounting for almost 17,000 deaths a year in the United States. While the national attention has been drawn to a marked increase in the past two decades in the rate of deaths from opioid overdose, many states have diverse strategies on how to respond to the growing issue.
Several key initiatives include the use of Naloxone to reverse opioid overdose acts; the adoption of Good Samaritan Laws that provide limited liability to victims and witnesses of an overdose who seek emergency assistance; and the availability of treatment and recovery programs that provide a continuum of necessary support services.
NADDI has developed this website as a resource tool to provide our members with a gateway to state and federal overdose prevention initiatives that affect the communities in their state.