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08 Nov
First Response: Keeping An Overdose Victim Alive Until Help Arrives With substance use and addiction at epidemic levels and the opioid crisis a hot topic of debate, one of the greatest fears held by family members of drug users is that their loved one will be the next overdose death. Last year, from January to September, 3,286 overdose victims lost their lives to apparent opioid overdoses. The stigma is high, but many of these drug users became addicts as [...]
Addiction, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Fentanyl Addiction, Naloxone, Opioid Addiction, Overdose Prevention, Overdose Treatment, Prescription Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Read More
26 Sep
Naloxone: Is It Really A Wonder Drug? For many New Jersey residents, June 18 was a historic day. Samantha Newton appreciated its importance. She left the house early that morning to line up for a one-time freebie. She had to do this because supplies might run out. This giveaway was not from a holiday sale or mall opening, but a matter of life and death. The queue was for naloxone, the antidote for opioid poisoning—offered [...]
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09 Sep
What Are Safe Injection Sites, And Do They Work? The opioid crisis in Canada gets a lot of media attention these days, and with more than ten thousand deaths due to overdose in the last three years, it is easy to see why. The Government of Canada has introduced Safe Injection Sites that work alongside public health facilities to help battle this issue. Safe Injection Sites are harm reduction facilities where intravenous drug users can legally use illegal drugs. [...]
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