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International Overdose Awareness Day 2018

International Overdose Awareness Day 2018

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Roughly 200 people die from opioid overdoses daily, in America alone. Opioid overdoses now kill more people annually than car accidents. These facts are mind-blowing, and they are true. Each day someone loses a...

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Pilot Program Hopes to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

Pilot Program Hopes to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic is claiming lives faster than they can be saved. Despite the use of naloxone by citizens and emergency responders, there are still deaths every day. In Boone County, Missouri, there was a 35% increase in opioid overdoses from...

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Opioid Drug Overdoses: A Quick FAQ

Opioid Drug Overdoses: A Quick FAQ

On average, there are five fatal opioid drug overdoses every hour in America. That’s 115 people a day. Opioid drug overdoses can happen anywhere at any time. If you suspect that someone has overdosed, CALL 911! There is no time to hesitate. A phone call can be the...

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10% of People Revived with Naloxone Die Within a Year

10% of People Revived with Naloxone Die Within a Year

Research is now saying what we have known for quite some time, that opioid overdose survivors need support after being revived with naloxone. Naloxone alone is not enough, along with knowing how to administer Narcan. The problem isn't the overdose, it is what is the...

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