Narcan Creator's Son's Overdose Inspires Safe Needle Exchange in Florida Drug Rehab Orlando Comments
(EMAILWIRE.COM, March 08, 2016 ) Orlando, FL -- Jack Fishman, the creator of Naloxone lost his son to a heroin overdose- the very fatality his anti-opiate was intended to prevent. Since his loss, he and his wife have rallied for the implementation of safe needle exchange programs, and rife access to the opiate antagonist so both users and loved ones have a remedy for overdose. In Miami-Dade alone in 2014 there was an estimated 10,500. If the trends between 2014 trickle to 2015 to the end of 2016, the numbers of IV users will continue to increase drastically-
Drug Rehab Orlando asserts naloxone (under the prescription name of Narcan) and safe needle exchange programs must be available nationwide, and especially in all corners of Florida, to help assuage the heroin epidemic in the Sunshine State. An associate comments,
"Until just recently, when Walgreens announced it would be introducing Narcan to 40 states, and drug receptacles into thirty-- of which the latter would include Florida, there has been so significant push to provide true assistance on the community level to those actively going through addiction. It's not enough to attempt to get addicts to go to treatment- because the fact is, until they're ready to commit themselves, treatment often ends in relapse.
"Offering community support with harm reduction outlets allows people with substance use disorders to keep themselves safe during use- and thereby reduces the risk of communicable diseases for entire communities. Opposers of naloxone seek to fuel the fire of stigma and interfere with the progression of addiction treatment and necessary community resources to the detriment of us all."
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