Overdose Prevention, Recognition, and Response Get the Facts | Save a Life
Prescription opioids and illegal opioids like heroin are addictive and can be deadly. With overdoses and overdose deaths increasing rapidly this last year, the fight to save lives and turn the tide on the opioid epidemic continues. In this presentation by Firefighter/Paramedic Ivan Anderson, learn what an opioid overdose looks like in the body and how to safely reverse the deadly side effects using naloxone. Discover the barriers people who use drugs come across in seeking treatment. And hear state and national trends in overdose rates.