With fatal overdose numbers reaching higher each year, Americans must know how to safely respond to a drug overdose. And beyond that life-saving response, Americans must also know that addiction treatment is needed for those who survive an overdose.
Every day, in hundreds of cities across America, first responders save someone who’s overdosed on opioids. Incredibly, there’s many people who disagree with saving these lives, believing that the people became addicted should just be left alone to die from their overdoses. We’ll take a closer look at this controversy.
I’ve always believed the best way to tackle a problem was to first learn as much about the problem as possible. So when one of my closest friends died from an overdose in 2012, I dedicated a good deal of time and my career to learning about the dangerous phenomenon of overdose.