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Opioid misuse and overdose, which are rising at unprecedented rates, are public health crises in the United States. There is an urgent need for simple and achievable prevention, treatment and recovery policies that can reduce opioid overdose. The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose unifies diverse groups around common policy goals and a coordinated strategy that will lead to meaningful and comprehensive opioid overdose prevention policy.
The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose is an organization of state and national groups that are committed to advancing meaningful legislative and regulatory policies in response to the opioid epidemic. The Coalition’s efforts will focus around five key strategies to combat the opioid epidemic:
Improving access to medication-assisted treatment for those with opioid addiction.
Expanding availability of naloxone in healthcare settings and beyond.
Enactment of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).
Enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs that track the dispensing and prescribing of controlled substances.
Raising the level of opioid prescriber education.