The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of their new treatment-focused Overdose Prevention Strategy in response to the rising trends in drug overdoses. The Overdose Prevention Strategy is designed to increase access to care and services for individuals who use substances that put them at risk for overdoses, and for their families. HHS’s strategy focuses on four target areas that include:
- primary prevention,
- harm reduction,
- evidence-based treatment, and
- recovery support – to increase access to integrated care and treatment services.
More details are available in a press release in the News section of the HHS website.