Rehabs.com asked me to share my opinion on Nolaxone – full text here
We are in the midst of an opiod overdose epidemic in America. The tragedy of overdose happens to 100 of our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers and friends every day. Naloxone is a life saving medication used for reversing opioid overdose that should be as widely available as possible.
Family, friends, healthcare professionals, emergency workers and anyone else who may be in a position to save a life should be trained in the proper administration of naloxone. Where naloxone is currently being distributed, lives are being saved, the research is clear on this. There is no risk. Naloxone distribution does not give permission to drug users to use drugs any more that teaching the Heimlich maneuver gives people permission to choke on food.