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Technical Guides

Basic Drug Use Epidemiology Guide

The Basic Drug Use Epidemiology Guide was developed as a supplement to the PHAST Toolkit to support local, regional, and state health departments in developing a basic epidemiological picture of opioid use and overdose in their region. The Epidemiology Guide provides an overview of key overdose and substance-use indicators; key data investigation questions; suggestions on how to secure, analyze, and stratify data; possible data sources; examples; and references.