Opioid Overdose Risk Reduction

Kentucky Public Health

Using any drug can be risky. This is true of drugs that are sold over the counter, like aspirin, prescription medications like antibiotics, or unregulated drugs like heroin or methamphetamine.

People who drive cars can reduce their risk of injury by wearing seatbelts. People who spend time outdoors reduce their risk of injury by wearing sunscreen. People who use aspirin or antibiotics can reduce the risk of side effects by taking these medications with food.

The risk reduction strategies here are similar and shared with the goal of keeping people safe and reducing the risk of overdose death for all Kentuckians.

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