Overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) is an evidence based strategy to reduce opioid overdose deaths. With the passage of legislation in 2016, those in direct contact with people at risk of overdose can now incorporate OEND into their clinical practice. Dr. Rachel Winograd and Nicole Browning MA LPC will present on how those in the field can engage with clients to reduce potential harms as the client is entering, or even considering entering a treatment program. This presentation was developed as part of the Missouri Opioid-Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) Project, a collaboration between SAMHSA, the Missouri Department of Mental Health, NCADA, and the Missouri Institute for Mental Health- University of Missouri, St. Louis.
The goal of the MO-HOPE Project is to reduce opioid overdose deaths in the eastern region of Missouri through expanded access to prevention, public awareness, assessment, referral to treatment, overdose education and naloxone for those at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose event.
- Describe what naloxone is, how it works, and what protections exist for those distributing/prescribing it.
- Describe the efficacy and evidence to support OEND programs in a clinical setting.
- Describe how a clinician can engage with a client and perform OEND training.
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