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A Trial to Prevent Opioid Overdose: E.D. Based Intervention & Take-Home Naloxone.

Principal Investigator:
Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW
Senior Research Scientist
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute

Date: May 15, 2012 to April 30, 2017
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (1R01DA030351-01A1)
Categories: Overdose Prevention | Prescription Drug Abuse

Other Investigators: Anthony Floyd, PhD

Description: This prospective, randomized controlled study will test an emergency department based intervention with 500 heroin and 500 pharmaceutical opioid users at high risk for overdose. The intervention includes a brief behavioral change counseling session, overdose education and take-home naloxone. Outcomes will include overdose and HIV risk behaviors, overdose occurrence, and health services utilization and costs.

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