Our NARCAN PSA

Please watch & share our Narcan PSA that I made with my teenage son, Aidan.

Narcan SAVES LIVES ​

A couple additional notes:

-Stay with the person. The 9-1-1 Good Samaritan Law provides protection from arrest and prosecution for drug possession.

-Here are more detailed instructions on Rescue Breathing (link)

 -Contact your local police department to see where you can obtain Narcan and training 

 -Free Narcan kits and training is available at:

New Hampshire:

   Safe Harbor Recovery Center, Portsmouth (link)

   Safe Harbor Recovery Center, Seabrook (link)

   SOS Recovery Community Org, Somersworth (link)

Massachusetts:

In order to save lives, the Department of Public Health operates a pilot program, Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) Program, to distribute a medication called naloxone that can reverse an opioid overdose.  More information and locations can be found here:

   Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) Program (link)

Pharmacies:

You can ask a pharmacist for Naloxone. To start the conversation, show this image on your phone. You do not need to show this image or the card to get a prescription for Naloxone, but if you are uncomfortable talking with a pharmacist, it might help you start the conversation. Most pharmacies have standing orders—you do not need a prescription from your doctor to get Naloxone however there is a cost usually.

The law protects you.

The Massachusetts Good Samaritan Law encourages friends, family,or bystanders to assist people having an overdose and to seek emergency medical assistance. The law has significant potential to help reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic and save lives.

The law protects victims and those who call 9-1-1 for help from charge, prosecution, and conviction for possession or use of controlled substances. The Law, Chapter 94C, Section 34A: “Immunity from prosecution under Secs. 34 or 35 for persons seeking medical assistance for self or other experiencing a drug-related overdose” can be found on the Massachusetts Legislature General Laws website.

 

Thank you for watching, reading & sharing.

Greg, RagamuffinDad.com

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