Overdose Risk Self-assessment: A Guide for Peer Specialists

September 14, 2023

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), created this tool to support peer recovery support specialists (PRSS) within justice settings who provide overdose prevention and linkage-to-care as they engage in overdose risk reduction and safety planning. This overdose risk self-assessment is intended for people who use drugs (PWUD). Once complete, the PRSS and PWUD will discuss the results. The tool includes discussion points and resources to reduce overdose risk.