Opioid overdose: preventing and reducing opioid overdose mortality. (2013). Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
It is critical that existing recommendations to reduce high rates of overdose among people who use opioids, both illicitly and prescribed, be systematically implemented and followed globally. Efforts to increase the uptake of existing recommended approaches (such as opioid agonist maintenance treatment and making naloxone available to medical staff and treatment facilities) should be a priority.
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