Opiate toolkit created by GCOAT

Posted on: September 3, 2015 9:00 am

The Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team (GCOAT) has released the Health Resource Toolkit for Addressing Opioid Abuse, a new tool to help communities stem the tide of heroin and prescription drug abuse. The toolkit provides guidance on everything from building a local coalition to prevent overdose deaths and promote responsible prescribing practices to expanding access to Medication-Assisted Treatment and embracing specialized docket programs to close the revolving door of addiction and crime. The resource includes community case studies, technical support contacts at the state level, guidance on accessing relevant data and trend information as well as a checklist for building an effective local response. The toolkit is available at http://mha.ohio.gov/Portals/0/assets/Initiatives/GCOAT/20150715-opiate-toolkit-4web.pdf.