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Narcan And Drug Overdose Kits

Wednesday, August 17, 2014

Narcan package.
Narcan package.
Credit Jennifer Lang / WFAE
Credit Charlotte Magazine

  Opiate use is up nationwide along with opiate overdoses. However, there is another drug that can literally bring those who have overdosed back from the dead. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to train and equip personnel in the use of this drug, but despite that, it is not without its detractors. We examine the opiate problem here, who has access to this recovery drug and exactly how it works. 

Guests
Robert Childs
- Executive Director of North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

Ronald Martin - Law Enforcement Safety Advocate

Louise Vincent - Executive Director of NC Syringe Access, Naloxone Consultant, NC Chapter President of NC Urban Survivors Union

Dr. Stephen A. Wyatt, D.O. - Medical Director for Addictions for Behavioral Health at Carolinas HealthCare System

Resources
Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition

Prescribe to Prevent

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