Be prepared in the event of an overdose at your community agency.

What steps can my organization take to be prepared in an event of an overdose? 

  • Reduce the risk of an overdose occurring, build in tips for preventing an overdose through posters, group sessions and casual conversations in your organization.
  • Know the high risk areas in your location where an overdose may occur (e.g. bathrooms, private offices).
  • Learn how to recognize and respond to an overdose.
  • Develop an overdose response protocol for your organization:
    • Connect with staff and people accessing your organization to develop an overdose plan. People with lived experience can add a rich perspective on what may and may not work in your facility.
    • Develop step-by-step instructions on how to respond to all types of overdoses.
    • Practice your overdose response protocol regularly.
    • Learn more about resources for service providers.