Date & Time
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
488 Opioids and Overdoses: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention for Youths*

This session describes the implementation of a comprehensive, evidence-based medical opioid treatment/prevention initiative in one state juvenile system during the fentanyl era. It will provide an overview of the opioid epidemic and evidence-based medical opioid and overdose treatment/prevention strategies. The presentation includes interactive cases to reinforce content and attendees are encouraged to share resources and strategies.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe current data on opioids and overdoses among incarcerated and justice-involved youth
  • Review evidence-based treatments and prevention strategies for overdoses
  • Create facility-specific strategies to reduce overdose risk

Level: Intermediate