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Heroes in Practice

Emergency physicians around the country developed a spectrum of innovative strategies to deal with the opioid epidemic in their communities. These strategies entail identifying patients with opioid use disorder, initiating buprenorphine in the Emergency Department and referral to their own clinics for medical management.

State Initiatives

Many states have committed to combating the opioid epidemic using several different strategies. These strategies entail increasing access to care, identifying those at high risk for overdose, safe prescribing, offering access to Naloxone, sharing data among agencies, and decreasing stigma by recognizing not only that words matter, but accurate words matter.

The Connecticut Opioid REsponse Initiative

Prevent Overdose RI

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