Expanding Access to Naloxone

There’s a growing movement to get naloxone into the hands of people who use drugs, their friends and family members, and bystanders in a variety of settings. But its widespread availability didn’t happen overnight. Alex Walley of Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center explains how we got to this moment and where naloxone access fits into the larger picture of drug treatment.

You can learn more about the treatment of substance use disorders, including buprenorphine prescribing, at www.psychiatry.org. Information about the Providers’ Clinical Support System can be found at www.pcssNOW.org. To learn more about naloxone and how to administer it, a good resource in the DC metro area is the Chris Atwood Foundation - their website is www.chrisatwoodfoundation.org.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Music: "Sidecar" by Podington Bear

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