A recent study showed that over 50,000 people died from opioid overdose in 2019. Of those overdoses, at least 1/3 had people around when the overdose happened. That means that at least 17,000 of those people could have been saved if the bystanders had Naloxone Nasal Spray available when they overdosed.
We recommend that every household with either teens or young adults have Naloxone on hand. We also recommend every household with opiate users should have Naloxone on hand. Additionally, every business should have some in their emergency kit.
Naloxone no longer requires a prescription in Georgia. Anyone or any entity can get naloxone without a prescription from their provider. There really is no excuse whatsoever for opiate overdose deaths that occur with bystanders. We encourage everyone to be proactive about the health of themselves and their loved ones.
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