What is TOP?

TOP (Tackling Opioids through Prevention) for Athletes is intended to help raise awareness of opioid use among student athletes, and to provide evidence-based information to strengthen policies and practices within schools, athletic departments and community-based athletic programs.

The Tackling Opioids Through Prevention for Athletes (TOP) Toolkit provides key information to school administrators and communities to support best practices for student athletes in an effort to reduce the use and misuse of prescription opioids among this high-risk population. This toolkit is intended to help guide and raise awareness of opioid use and abuse among young student athletes and to provide evidence-based recommendations and information that will encourage and promote policy and practice changes that will strengthen schools, athletic departments, and community-based athletic programs.

For more information about TOP contact Ashley Brown at ABrown@mcpik.org.