On this page you'll find a links to online overdose resources that we think are worth your time. Think we've missed something good, or want to suggest we add a new section? Contact us at

The First Places to Visit is the perfect place to start if you're looking to get familiar with overdose science, public health strategies, and advocacy. Includes numerous resource links and downloads.

Naloxone.Org.UK is another outstanding resource hub for all things related to opioid overdose prevention, brought to us by the Scottish Drugs Forum.

The Chicago Recovery Alliance started the first overdose project in the USA and has some great resources on their Information Downloads, including some of the best video training materials available.

The Drug Policy Alliance, the leading American drug policy reform organization, has a longstanding commitment to overdose prevention, and maintains a number of great resources on their website.

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network represents Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and has overdose information in Russian and English for service providers, as well as information on first aid and research on overdose in the region.

The Harm Reduction Coalition is the USA's national harm reduction network, and has operated overdose programs in San Francisco and New York City for many years. Their site includes a great deal of information and resources on overdose.

Harm Reduction International is the global harm reduction network, and has produced an invaluable guide to the 50 Best publications on overdose, among many other resources.

Project Lazarus is a unique effort to reduce overdose from prescribed opioids that unites health researches and activists, county officials, the military and local communities in North Carolina, USA.

Training Manuals and Related Materials

HRC's Guide to Developing & Managing Overdose Prevention and Take-Home Naloxone Projects is the best resource of its kind and a must-have reference for anyone doing overdose work.

Overdose Prevention and Response: A Guide for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Staff in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaAnother great manual on overdose prevention and response programming for drug user activist groups and harm reduction organizations, particularly in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Published by the Open Society Foundations and available in English, Russian, Czech, and Mandarin Chinese.

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network's Overdose Training Module is available in English and Russian through their Harm Reduction Knowledge Hub, and offers a fully fledged training resource, including presentation slides, a trainer's guide, and many other materials.


Reach for Me documents how naloxone pricing and production shortages and a lack of public funding are impacting overdose prevention efforts in the United States. The project site also includes interviews with advocates and other resources.
Live!  Probably the best overdose training video we've ever seen, created by Sawbuck Productions with the Chicago Recovery Alliance. 

Staying Alive on the Outside is the only overdose prevention training video we know of that is specifically targeted toward prisons. Produced, excellently, by the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Brown University.
New York City Department of Health Overdose Video. A short guide to preventing, recognizing, and effectively responding to overdose. In English and Spanish

Law and Policy

The Social Science Research Network hosts several papers by Scott Burris, a lawyer at the vanguard of support for overdose programs, and colleagues, including: