Doc Talk #93 – Naloxone

 

 

In this show we discussed naloxone, a drug which can be used as an antidote for people who are overdosing on opiods.

In response to the opiod crisis, naloxone kits have been made available free of charge at a number of community and health locations across the province.

We talked about how to reduce the risk of overdosing (harm reduction) and how to tell the difference between someone who is high and someone who is overdosing.

We discussed the use of naloxone and the SAVE ME mnemonic.

Click here for some great resources from Alberta Health Services on how to stop an overdose, how to use the naloxone kit and advice on where you can get naloxone in your community.