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High School: Opioid Misuse Prevention

Opioid Misuse Prevention: Student Athletes Fact Packet

Recent legislation in Massachusetts requires that parents of high school athletes and other adults such as coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, and school nurses receive educational materials on the potential dangers of opioid use and misuse. The educational materials shall also be distributed in written form (see PDF below) to all students participating in an extracurricular athletic activity prior to the commencement of their athletic seasons. 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) collaborated to provide action steps to help prevent opioid misuse and overdose among student athletes.

This packet highlights the following topics:

  • Preventing Misuse
  • Injury Management
  • What to Know
  • Guidance on Communication

Fact Packet PDF:

MA_Opioid_Fact_Packet.pdf