Wednesday, August 17, 2014
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.
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