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Overdose Prevention and Response

This book, created by experienced overdose trainers and reviewed by peers and medical professionals, is intended as a resource for the development and implementation of overdose prevention and response programs by drug user activist groups and harm reduction organizations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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New Overdose Prevention Law in Illinois

Drug overdose is recognized as a significant problem in Illinois. The Public Act 096-0361 (20 ILCS 301/5-23 new) took effect on January 1, 2010, and making it legal in Illinois for non-medical persons to administer naloxone to another individual in order to prevent an opioid/heroin overdose from becoming fatal.

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Prescribing Naloxone to Actively Injecting Heroin Users: A Program to Reduce Heroin Overdose Deaths

Abstract:Heroin overdose deaths have increased alarmingly in Chicago over the past decade. Naloxone, an opioid antagonist with no abuse potential, has been used to reverse opiate overdose in emergency medical settings for decades. We describe here a program to educate opiate users in the prevention of opiate overdose and its reversal with intramuscular naloxone.

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Key summary of six US-based naloxone distribution programs

Distinguishing signs of opioid overdose and indication for naloxone: An evaluation of six naloxone training and distribution programs in the United States by Traci C. Green, Robert Heimer, Lauretta E. Grau. This includes information on Chicago, New Mexico, San Francisco, Baltimore, and two sites in New York City

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Consequences of the Hepatitis C Infection

A visual representation of the consequences of hepatitis C infection. Includes information of the number of people who clear the virus themselves, the number who develop long term infections, and details of long term heath risks from having hepatitis C/

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