DAWN – Deaths Avoided With Naloxone

XIX has previously written about Naloxone, the drug which can bring a person out of heroin/narcotic overdose. Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on: Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose Distinguishing between different types of overdose Performing rescue breathing Calling […]


Naloxone – disrupt a heroin OD in under ten minutes (sometimes seconds!)

From the NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) Director Nora Volkow‘s blog. She’s talking about the drug NALOXONE. The drug that EMTs and hospital ER staff have been delivering for years to people in active narcotic overdose. Naloxone finds the opiates that are sitting in the overdosed addicts brain and […]