GOOD SAMARITAN ACT
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.
It may seem like an impossible task to halt the runaway train of our opioid crisis. But Oklahoma has prepared a plan to do just that which can serve as a model for other states and let us estimate the price tag to eliminate this catastrophe.
Naloxone. This is the overdose reversal medicine, the injection or nasal spray which can bring an overdosing addict back from the brink of death. Naloxone truly is a miracle of modern medicine, but one might be surprised as to the controversy over the drug.