Thursday, August 16, 2012

Substance Abuse 411-#45-Take Home Naloxone to Fight Drug Overdose-Dr. Sharon Stancliff-Harm Reduction Coalition

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Substance Abuse 411-#45-Take-Home Naloxone to Fight Drug Overdose-Dr. Sharon Stancliff-Harm Reduction Coalition

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Did you know that more people in the United States die from a drug overdose than those that are killed in automobile crashes?

What if there were a way to save overdose victims from death? Naloxone is a drug that went used properly and in-time can save the live of someone overdosing from opiate use.

Naloxone is the drug and Dr. Sharon Stancliff-Medical Director with the Harm Reduction Coalition says new take-home programs with this drug is making a huge dent in overdose deaths.

On this Substance Abuse 411 we talk with Dr. Stancliff about the drug, the programs using it and how much more needs to be done to save lives in an overdose situation.

Website:  www.HarmReduction.org

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