Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

A Trial to Prevent Opioid Overdose: E.D. Based Intervention & Take-Home Naloxone

This prospective, randomized controlled study tested an emergency department based intervention with 500 heroin and 500 pharmaceutical opioid users at high risk for overdose. The intervention included a brief behavioral change counseling session, overdose education and take-home naloxone. Outcomes included overdose and HIV risk behaviors, overdose occurrence, and health services utilization and costs.


Caleb Banta-Green PI (UW ADAI)

Project Staff

Anthony S. Floyd, PhD (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Grant #: <1R01DA030351-01A1
USD: $456,964
Start: May 15, 2012
End: April 30, 2017
Status: completed

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