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SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies. (2017) Preventing opioid overdose: understanding Good Samaritan laws. Bethesda, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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Overdose Good Samaritan laws are US policies that provide legal protections for individuals who call for emergency assistance in the event of a drug overdose. This may include protection from arrest and/or prosecution for crimes related to drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, and other crimes. These laws are designed to encourage people to summon emergency assistance if they experience or witness a drug overdose.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Policy
Date
November 2017
Pages
20 p.
Publisher
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Corporate Creators
SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Place of Publication
Bethesda, MD
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