New SAMHSA Overdose Prevention Practice Guides

October 24, 2023

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released two new Practice Guides:

  • Engaging Community Coalitions to Decrease Opioid Overdose Deaths: This guide was developed in recognition of the need to center community engagement throughout the efforts to address the opioid overdose crisis. This guide exists to help communities decrease opioid overdose deaths; it includes tools and real-world examples that can be used to build and strengthen community coalitions that work to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA): This guide was drawn from HEALing Communities Study (HCS) learnings to-date and expert insights to provide guidance regarding implementation of ORCCA menu strategies.


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