Saving lives is good an important, but something about this feels like building an addition on a house in hell.
Naloxone is a medication administered usually by injection which rapidly reverses the effects of opiate-type drugs such as heroin, including the respiratory depression which can cause what are normally referred to as ‘overdose’ deaths. … The 16 pilot projects trained 495 carers (family members, partners and other carers) to respond to an overdose using basic life support techniques, and all but one also trained them to administer naloxone.
Saving lives is a good thing, but what else might be done to prevent overdoses? Why this?
Yesterday’s post asked, “at what cost?” What are the costs of this to the family members?