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AT A GLANCE: OPIOID PRESCRIPTION OVERDOSE PREVENTION AT WORK

Explore evidence-based resources from CDC and other experts to learn how employers can help reduce opioid overdose and encourage non-opioid options for chronic pain management.

CDC RESOURCES 

Opioid Overdose Epidemic
 

CDC Injury Prevention & Control: Opioid Overdose

Opioid Basics: Prescription Opioids

CDC Vital Signs: Opioid Painkiller Prescribing: Where You Live Makes a Difference

Opioid Overdose Prevention Information for States

 

OPIOID USE DATA AND PUBLICATIONS

Opioid Overdose Epidemic
 

The Economic Burden of Prescription Opioid Overdose, Abuse, and Dependence in the United States, 2013

Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2010–2015

Drug Overdose Death Data in the United States

Prescribing Data

Prescription Opioid Overdose Data

Today’s Heroin Epidemic

 

EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES AND INTERVENTIONS

Opioid Overdose Epidemic
 

PDMP Center of Excellence, Brandeis University

National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws

CMS Improvements to Medicare Drug and Health Plans

Health Insurance and Mental Health Services

 

SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES WHO MAY BE STRUGGLING WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER

Opioid Overdose Epidemic
 

Locator for Physicians and Treatment Providing Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Provider Clinical Support System for Medication-Assisted Treatment

HHS Treatment & Recovery Resources

 

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Opioid Overdose Epidemic
 

Prescription Drug Employer Kit, National Safety Council 

How the Prescription Drug Crisis is Impacting American Employers, National Safety Council, 2017

U,S. Surgeon General's Call to End the Opioid Crisis

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  

      - National Survey on Drug Use and Health report

      - National Helpline

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Information on Naloxone Auto-Injector

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)