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2022 Sep 23

J Addict Med

Differences in Self-identification of Opioid Overdose Risk and Naloxone Perceptions Between Therapeutic and Nontherapeutic Opioid Populations.


Efforts to improve low naloxone uptake to mitigate the current opioid crisis have included coprescribing naloxone with opioid medications and, more recently, expansion through over-the-counter availability, the latter of which necessitates self-identification of overdose risk by consumers. This study sought to understand perceptions of opioid overdose risk and naloxone among distinct opioid populations at elevated risk for overdose.