The best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder.

Recognizing an

opioid overdose

Some of these options may actually work better and have fewer risks and side effects. 

Talk to your doctor about ways to manage your pain. 


Detox and medication-assisted treatment help your brain recover from changes caused by opiates and opioids. Counseling and therapy teach recovery skills and coping techniques necessary for avoiding relapse.

Recovery from opioid addiction is a process. (sober houses here)