Free overdose kits

Get free training and overdose kit is not a new idea. A public health emergency in 2016?  The Ontario government has been offering free training on a life saving medication called Naloxone back in 2016. Then why are we still trying to get the message out and convince people to…

Overdoses and Heart Attacks

Brought Back from the Dead: Planning for Overdoses and Heart Attacks August 8, 2019 | Jason Rivait A June 2019 Government of Canada report describes a disturbing trend of rising opioid-related deaths in Canada, a situation it called an opioid crisis. High-rise condominiums face unique challenges when planning for medical emergencies such as overdoses…

Naloxone Kits

Opioid overdoses are reaching epidemic levels. As a responsible community we need to understand and be prepared to assist anyone, anywhere, at anytime. You can not be sued for helping under Ontario’s “Good Samaritan Law” and the police won’t question your motives for helping. A person suffering from an opioid…

A Public Health Emergency?

Part 2 Naloxone is the generic term for a drug that typically is injected into the thigh muscle. “Naloxone as an antidote is considered an effective rescue medication for opioid overdoses” (Naloxone FAQ) For all the reasons stated in last article naloxone distribution and community programs are successful in preventing accidental…