Everyday in the United States 175 people die from Overdose and 91 of them are Opioid Overdoses. Overdose is now the leading cause of death for people under age 50 in the US.
Naloxone/Narcan is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose if caught in time. Naloxone/Narcan knocks the opioids off the receptors in the brain that prevent the overdosed person from breathing so they can breath again.
This drug is not a narcotic, it is not addictive and does not hurt you if you are overdosing from another drug or medical condition. This drug is available without a prescription in Michigan pharmacys but very expensive to purchase.
Our program has been providing FREE Naloxone/Narcan Trainings and kits for past 2.5 years. We have given out over 1400 kits and 93 have been used for successfull overdose reversals on people who would have likely died otherwise. With your donation, we can continue our Harm Reduction efforts to meet these folks and their families where they are and provide the training and the drug that can keep them alive.