This year the Scottish Drugs Forum #StopTheDeaths campaign highlights the role we all have in recognising and intervening when a person overdoses.
Overdose is not a rare occurrence and the difference between an overdose and a fatal overdose depends upon the immediate actions of people present at the time. You could save a life by recognising an overdose.
#StopTheDeaths images © SDF 2021
The Ontario government says it has introduced legislation that would require workplaces at high risk for an opioid overdose to have life-saving naloxone kits on site. Some high-risk workplaces listed by the government include construction sites, bars and nightclubs.
Philadelphia has a new tool in its fight against the ongoing opioid crisis. It’s a tower where anyone can get Narcan at a moment’s notice by hitting a few buttons on a touch screen.
“I think at the moment we’re just going to have a specific trial with a controlled sample of people and then we’ll decide based on the trial how far we want to roll that out. But it’s pleasing that we are one of the forces that’s taking this on,” Bedfordshire’s deputy chief constable, Trevor Rodenhurst said.