Advocacy

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose

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Opioid misuse and overdose are a public health crisis in the United States. While important initial steps to combat the opioid epidemic are being taken by Congress, the Administration, public health agencies and a number of state legislatures, not any one of these is enough on its own. There remains 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 stakeholders around common policy goals and a coordinated strategy that will lead to meaningful and comprehensive opioid overdose prevention policy.

More information may be found on the coalition website www.stopopioidoverdose.org


Help get the word out! 

Below are links and few promotion tools you are free to use in your efforts. Below you will find:

SUGGESTED USES:

  • Update your status in Facebook
  • Send a tweet (or several!) using #StopOpioidOverdose
  • Start at twitter conversation with us Twitter.com/ASAMorg and others in your network using @StopOpioidOD
  • Add images and a small note to your email signature
  • Add images to your social media accounts and use #StopOipioidOverdose
  • Post about it on LinkedIn
  • Post a pre-designed coalition web banner on your website, blog, or in your newsletter

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Message Examples

Incorporate these messages when promoting on your social media pages or in a personalized email.


MESSAGE 1

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.


MESSAGE 2

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.