Please read Dr. Enich’s article in Preventive Medicine Reports titled, “Overdose education and naloxone distribution program design informed by people who use drugs and naloxone distributors.“
Overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs are highly effective interventions to prevent opioid overdose. Generally, these programs educate participants around what opioid overdose looks like, how to respond to overdose, and provide participants with the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone. These interventions vary depending on the setting but can target anyone from emergency medical service providers to people who use drugs (PWUD). After completing OEND programs participants report increased self-efficacy and knowledge capacity around naloxone and, ultimately, decrease the rate of overdose in their communities. To read the full article.
Overdose education and naloxone distribution program design informed by people who use drugs and naloxone distributors. Enich M, Flumo R, Campos S, Flores N, Sullivan N, Mellor J, O’Neill C, Nyaku AN. Prev Med Rep. 2023 Aug 19;35:102374. PMID: 37680861 PMCID: PMC10480625 DOI: 1016/j.pmedr.2023.102374