Opioid Epidemic: Be Prepared, Save a Life Poison!

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This episode will review the extent of the opioid crisis through current statistical and demographic information to reinforce the concept that this is a crisis that affects all of society. We will identify key signs that can help the general public assess the risk of opioid abuse in their local communities. The episode will close with discussion of preventative and harm-reduction measures the public can utilize.
Further Reading: http://www.pdaps.org/datasets/laws-regulating-administration-of-naloxone-1501695139https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/opioid-overdose-reversal-naloxone-narcan-evzio
Opioid Overdose First Aid Resources:Washington DC CPR Training: https://fems.dc.gov/service/cpr-training-programHands-only CPR Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A0nAKWTewIHow to use Narcan: https://www.narcan.com/patients/how-to-use-narcanHow to use Evzio: https://www.evzio.com/patient/how-to-use-evzio/Naloxone Training: https://www.getnaloxonenow.org/index.aspxRescue Breathing Training: https://nhcps.com/lesson/bls-rescue-breathing/Map of Good Samaritan Law States: https://www.responsibility.org/alcohol-statistics/state-map/issue/good-samaritan/
Drug Disposal Resources:http://disposemymeds.org/https://nabp.pharmacy/initiatives/awarxe/drug-disposal-locator/http://www.medreturn.com/medreturn-units/medreturn-locations/https://takebackday.dea.gov/https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e2s1https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm#howhttps://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm#Medicines_recommendedRisks associated with the environmental release of pharmaceuticals on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "flush list": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28787777https://disposerx.com/
Music By:Josh Woodward - Show Me Instrumental VersionLee Rosevere - CuriosityScott Holmes - Driven To SuccessScott Holmes - AwakeScott Holmes - So HappyScott Holmes - Corporate InnovativeBlue Dot Sessions - One Little TriumphJosh Woodward - Morning Blue Instrumental
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What did you learn from this episode? Complete our short survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/poison-podcast-quiz-2) to let us know! Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card and some Poison Control swag. The winner will be announced on our next episode!
This episode will review the extent of the opioid crisis through current statistical and demographic information to reinforce the concept that this is a crisis that affects all of society. We will identify key signs that can help the general public assess the risk of opioid abuse in their local communities. The episode will close with discussion of preventative and harm-reduction measures the public can utilize.
Further Reading: http://www.pdaps.org/datasets/laws-regulating-administration-of-naloxone-1501695139https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/opioid-overdose-reversal-naloxone-narcan-evzio
Opioid Overdose First Aid Resources:Washington DC CPR Training: https://fems.dc.gov/service/cpr-training-programHands-only CPR Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A0nAKWTewIHow to use Narcan: https://www.narcan.com/patients/how-to-use-narcanHow to use Evzio: https://www.evzio.com/patient/how-to-use-evzio/Naloxone Training: https://www.getnaloxonenow.org/index.aspxRescue Breathing Training: https://nhcps.com/lesson/bls-rescue-breathing/Map of Good Samaritan Law States: https://www.responsibility.org/alcohol-statistics/state-map/issue/good-samaritan/
Drug Disposal Resources:http://disposemymeds.org/https://nabp.pharmacy/initiatives/awarxe/drug-disposal-locator/http://www.medreturn.com/medreturn-units/medreturn-locations/https://takebackday.dea.gov/https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e2s1https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm#howhttps://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm#Medicines_recommendedRisks associated with the environmental release of pharmaceuticals on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "flush list": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28787777https://disposerx.com/
Music By:Josh Woodward - Show Me Instrumental VersionLee Rosevere - CuriosityScott Holmes - Driven To SuccessScott Holmes - AwakeScott Holmes - So HappyScott Holmes - Corporate InnovativeBlue Dot Sessions - One Little TriumphJosh Woodward - Morning Blue Instrumental
For more POISON!, follow us on Twitter @NationalCapital, and subscribe to our newsletter on our website, www.poison.org.
Support the Poison Center today at www.poison.org/donate

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