Family and Friends

Family and Friends

Overdose deaths have increased by 300% in the U.S. in the past ten years. Forty-one thousand deaths from overdose occur each year in the U.S. (Paulozzi, 2012), with an estimated 2,300 of these deaths occurring in Pennsylvania (Hickton Task Force, 2014). Family members, community groups, mentors, clergy, and others who are close to an individual at risk of overdose (or who are interested in learning more about overdose) can use this web page to find out about overdose rescue and recovery, local initiatives, and how to use the overdose antidote, naloxone. Remember, Recovery is Possible!

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What to look for

How to talk about it

How to get help

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