Overdose Prevention at The Red Project
Red Project has worked to equip over 1,000 law enforcement officers from over 50 departments in West Michigan with Naloxone Rescue Kits. Officers can now save lives when they are in the community!
The Red Project’s Technical Assistance Program has enabled some of our local medical institutions to begin co-prescribing Naloxone and prescriptions for opioids. It has also led to increased community availability across the state. Since 2015, Red Project has trained staff from over 15 agencies, serving over 31 additional counties to provide Naloxone Rescue Kits to their community members. Also, Red Project has worked with other organizations in the state to provide Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution programming.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
No one needs to die from an opioid overdose, and you can play a role in ending this epidemic. As with any health issue highly associated with stigma and shame, you can do a lot just by talking with your neighbors openly and honestly about how opioid use has affected them. If one of your loved ones uses opioids, educate and equip yourself to save a life by having a Naloxone Rescue Kit in your home.
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Just smacked the heck out of my shin on the mobile unit that we’re running right now getting supplies for someone and OW
Trying to shoot-up correctly, already extremely difficult, is basically impossible when someone is so shaky and restless from dopesickness.
It can help to sniff a tiny bit of it first, just enough to calm the the shakes & keep the hands & needle steady for reducing injury.