Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

This is an issue brief from the Network of Public Health Law that provides an overview of naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws. There is a table that shows the legal status of these laws for each state. Laws that encourage the prescription and use of naloxone and the timely seeking of emergency medical assistance will have the intended effect of reducing opioid overdose deaths and are, thus, likely some of the lowest-hanging fruit available to policymakers today. 

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Harm Reduction
Response Approach
Crisis intervention
Overdose prevention
Post-overdose response