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Video: ‘Eyes Wide Open’ True story. Some countries deny naloxone & others distribute it – Life or Death issue

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

Canada has the highest per-capita opioid consumption in the world. Naloxone, an emergency medication that reverses an opioid overdose, is not widely distributed. The mother of a young man who died from an overdose suggests that bias, discrimination and demeaning attitudes toward persons with addictions may be a reason. Joe adds, “We are the first responders, before ambulance, before the police, before anybody. We can save each other”.

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

Naloxone should be available in every country – and should be readily available and distributed across the drug using community in particular. It would save lives. Denial of access is inexcusable.

See on www.preventingcrime.ca

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