Tomorrow, Saturday 31st, is International Overdose Awareness day. The day is an opportunity to remember those who have died or been permenantly injured due to overdose, and acknowledge the hardships of friends and family who have lost a loved one.
The official website has information on:
- Facts and stats around overdose,
- Overdose basics, including concepts like half-life and tolerance
- Downloadable resources, including a brochure on overdose and a factsheet on Naxolone (Narcan)
There is much talk about Naxolone this Overdose Awareness day. Naxolone is a drug that is used by paramedics to revive people who have overdosed on opioids. Countries such as the US, Italy, Russia and the UK are operating Naxolone distribution programs for “at risk” populations. A number of small scale programs are also operating in Australia, but advocates are pushing for further distribution. You can find more information about Naxolone here http://naloxoneinfo.org/
The following ad is form the Overdose Awareness website. There are further videos available from the site.