3 Naloxone resources you just have to see
As we move closer to finally being able to announce that my home state of Victoria is likely to have an operational program allowing freer access to the life-saving medication Naloxone, I thought it would be timely to draw attention to some fantastic resources released overseas in the last few months. Incredible work is being done in many corners of the world to enable greater access to a medication, that can be the difference between life and death for someone who experiences an opioid overdose, however there is much work left to do. Each of these resources demonstrate that opioid overdose is preventable, and advocates for the greater availability of naloxone.
Eyes Wide Open
This 7 minute Canadian documentary explores the experiences of people affected by opioid overdose and the impact that naloxone can have. The stories are powerful accounts off how naloxone can make a difference.
You can find the film at http://www.preventingcrime.ca/ewo/film.html
Reach For Me
An incredibly rich website that promotes what I am sure is an incredibly rich film, promoting the greater availability of Naloxone. Reach For Me contains a range of interviews with leading experts and advocates from across the United States highlighting ‘the interconnected issues of naloxone pricing and production shortages, public funding support (or more often lack thereof), and other factors affecting access to overdose prevention tools.’
Check out the Reach for Me website at http://reach4me.org/
View the complete video at: http://vimeo.com/69341033
This multinational online project (and home to the mysterious Naloxone Ninja) provides an online repository of tools and resources that enable greater access to naloxone by people who do not have medical training.
The website is comprised of three main sections:
- ideas to get started
- resources to help run a program
- tools to help advocate for expanded naloxone access
You can check out the site at: http://www.naloxoneinfo.org/
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