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A naloxone kit can reverse an overdose. Here's how you can get one, and help save a life

By now, you’ve likely seen a naloxone kit.

It’s a small, zippered black case marked with a grey or red cross that holds a syringe and a life-saving drug that can instantly reverse an overdose. 773 more words

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The Season

I don’t feel like celebrating. Nor do I have the energy to care if anyone understands.

I’ve been dreading this holiday season for almost a year now. 288 more words

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The unseen addict

When I first started blogging about my own experiences I was keen to share it with those around me whose lives had also been touched by addiction. 1,555 more words

November "largest spike ever" of heroin-related overdose deaths in York County

SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, P.A. — Since November 1, there have been 16 suspected heroin-related deaths in York County.

There were six related deaths in the first three weeks in September and, similarly, seven in October. 488 more words

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Vancouver to host fentanyl youth forum next week

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and Vancouver School Board (VSB) are combining forces in a bid to fight the opioid crisis.

The pair are sponsoring a fentanyl forum at Britannia Secondary School in East Vancouver next week, with hopes of encouraging parents and students to talk openly about the dangers of substance abuse and the use of Naloxone. 127 more words

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LaSalle police warn people to lookout for dangerous drugs in public washrooms

LaSalle police are warning people to be on the lookout for powerful and deadly opioids including fentanyl in places such as public washrooms.

“If you see that just be cautious, be aware,” said Const. 219 more words

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UFA to pass out life-saving overdose kits to public

SALT LAKE CITY – In an attempt to save more lives of individuals suffering from opioid and other drug overdoses, Unified Fire Authority (UFA) recently received hundreds of potentially lifesaving  kits. 301 more words

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