International Overdose Awareness Day August 31st
Help us promote International Overdose Awareness Day from August 28-August 31.
Come check in the next few days to see how we will be promoting overdose awareness.
International Overdose Awareness Day is on August 31st. International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose and remember those who have died. To also reduce the stigma associated with substance-related passing. Through mourning and remembrance, people can celebrate the lives of their loved ones without shame. At the same time, it is an opportunity to educated people that overdose death is preventable and as we raise awareness about evidence based practices like overdose education and Naloxone Distribution ( OEND)
The campaign raises awareness of overdose, which is one of the world’s worst public health crises, and stimulates action and discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy.
What is Fentanyl?? Fentanyl is a powerful medication. It is an opioid, like coding, oxycodone, heroin, etc. it is a powerful synthetic (lab made) opioid that is like morphine.
For more information https://www.sbcopioidtaskforce.org/fentanyl
Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is the drug used by paramedics to revive people who have had an opioid overdose. Naloxone can cause withdrawal symptoms and a powerful urge to take more of the drug that led to the overdose. Anyone who has been revived using naloxone should understand the risks involved in taking more drugs afterwards. Taking more drugs after being administered naloxone can result in a second overdose. This is because the half-life of naloxone (60-90 minutes) is considerably less than heroin and morphine. Drugs like methadone and sustained-release opioids such as oxycodone (brand name OxyContin) release doses of the drug slowly over 12 hours or more. So, the effect of naloxone will wear off long before those drugs have left a person’s system.
For more information on where to get Naloxone?
For more information https://www.sbcopioidtaskforce.org/naloxone
August 31 is International Overdose Awareness day in every corner of the world. This year has been hard than
We have lost so many loved ones.
But today we remember those we’ve lost, love the people left behind, and pledge to do all we can to #endoverdose.
For more information https://www.overdoseday.com/
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