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How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

. The kits are available prescription-free at Ont pharmacies. Could you use one in an emergency? . Since anti-overdose kits for opioids were made available in pharmacies in June 2016, Ontario’s ministry of health has distributed 12,000 Naloxone packages to more than 1,400 locations across the province. Here’s what pharmacists at the Canadian Addiction Treatment Pharmacy want you to know about using a Naloxone kit correctly. .   Call 911 Even if you have an Naloxone kit, don’t wait to call for help. Contact emergency services right away. Make sure it is an opioid overdose Naloxone is effective in counteracting opioids like fentenyl and oxycodone, not cocaine or crystal meth. Know how to spot the signs of an opioid overdose: look for small pupils, laboured or no breathing and extremities that are turning blue. The person must be unresponsive...

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Ted Talk – Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

. What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem....

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Meagan’s story

Hear Meagan’s story about how her prescription drug abuse quickly turned into an unshakeable addiction. Also find out how she got treatment. . To view the french version of the video, click...

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Tom’s story

Discover Tom’s story about his dependence on painkillers, how it took over his life and how treatment helped. To view the french version of the video, click...

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Karlee’s story

Listen to Karlee’s story about prescription drug addiction, its negative effects on her life and how she recovered. To view the french version of the video, click...

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