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 Opioid Overdose Prevention

 

  • The rate of prescription drug overdose deaths in Montana has doubled in the last 15 years with nearly 700 preventable deaths occurring during this time period.
  • 60% of all opioid prescriptions in Montana do not end up being fully used, increasing the changes for misuse and abuse.  Learn more about safer storage and disposal opportunities in your community.
  • Opioid use with other types of medications can significantly increase one’s risk of overdoses – make sure your provider knows every medication (prescription and others) you are currently using.