Every day more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency rooms because they used opioids improperly.
In some cases that use can be deadly.
In 2016 alone, Idaho recorded 119 opioid-related overdose deaths.
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The Drug Overdose Prevention program through SCPHD is offered to healthcare professionals to provide prescribing information on opioid drugs. The goal of this program is to encourage prescribers to utilize the state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and follow prescribing guidelines from the CDC.
We want to help providers communicate the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks that come with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder and overdose.
SCPHD does not prescribe opioid therapy drugs, offer counseling for addiction, or supply treatment for overdose.