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  • Naloxone Research Paper

    This does not mean addicts should be able to purchase this whenever they please. Narcan should only be available with a prescription. Only paramedics, police officers, and other healthcare professionals should be allowed to carry and use naloxone. Narcan is to be used in an emergency, by someone who is trained to administer it and will be able to perform the needed CPR on the person who has overdosed. Allowing just anyone to be able to have Narcan on hand is only enabling addicts. It is not a cure, as some people have called it. It is not a solution to this devastating epidemic. It is a resource that can help save someone’s life once or twice, but it will not cure the addict and it will not keep them from using again. By allowing this to be sold over the counter, we are contributing to the growing heroin epidemic. We want to stop this epidemic, not give addicts another reason not to quit. The first step to solving the problem of growing heroin use is to stop enabling addicts, but…

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  • Substance Abuse In Adolescents

    Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has already began a public awareness campaign conveys to adolescent and young adults “don’t let drug ruin your story” and “don’t let drugs determine your future.” All age groups should be made aware of the dangers of medication diversion, including sharing prescription medications with friends and family members. Communities should also be aware of available resources, such a medication drop-off locations for unused prescription or naloxone…

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  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Act Essay

    Opioid Antidote and Overdose Prevention Act New Jersey Legislation Assembly No. 2082 Nicholas Faraldi 12/4/2014 Description of the Act and Sponsorship The Overdose Prevention Act was last amended January 14th of 2013. The act was created to protect witnesses to overdoses so they could help someone who is overdosing with immunity from any prosecution. The act also encourages the use of naloxone or other opioid blockers to healthcare professionals to prevent the deaths of opioid…

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  • Naloxone Essay

    Naloxone Naloxone is something that not a lot of people have heard of until the past year. Naloxone is an opiate overdose reversal drug. With the heroin problem that the United States has right now it is making the naloxone usage rates hit an all time high. Naloxone is a drug that if given quick enough to somebody who suffers from an opiate overdose it will reverse the effects of the opiate, and could save a life. Police, paramedics, and many others are who have access to naloxone. Naloxone is…

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  • The Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force Model

    The public health nurse is involved in all steps of the agency, from initial assessments to education to treatment. The nurse assesses the community and develops a needs assessment, looking at the population and risk factors of the community. Basis of prevention comes from education, the nurse does not only educate the drug abusers and/or family members, but also the at risk population. In Project D.A.W.N. the nurse have many roles. At the naloxone kit locations the nurses are helping pass out…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Heroin

    70%. Another factor is suicide, which comes along with psychological issues, family issues or social isolation. These factors increase the risk of suicide by 6-12 times, especially PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Heroin is very dangerous in many ways and something needs to be done about it. (Shane Darke, Page 114-119) Too many lives are being taken and it is leaving loved ones behind with the regrets, hurt and loss. If something was invented to revive someone who has overdosed on heroin,…

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  • Monteith's Death Of Heroin Analysis

    decades, our society has been exposed to the “war on drugs”, an intense crusade to crack down on the flow of illegal illicit substances. And now, states are providing limited legal immunities to persons possessing narcotics during an overdose. Prior to 2007, no states provided any legal protections for person possessing illegal narcotics, regardless of the circumstance (Network for Public Health Law, 2016). In 2016, all but 5 states have enacted legislation that provides a variety of…

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  • Danielle Spisak's Unintentional Drug Overdose

    since 2013 according to the state’s Health Department. Some of the states that have adapted the law include; Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, all being near Ohio. The only neighboring state to still be on the fence about the bill is Michigan. Ohio being just one of the states in the Midwest is experiencing a heroin epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report from 2001 to 2014 there was a 6-fold increase in the total number of…

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  • Opioid Crisis Analysis

    accentuated when it is stated that “Canada and the U.S have the highest per-capita volume of opioids dispensed in the world” (Gomes, 2016). The author goes on to explain that the opioid crisis is currently only being observed at the provincial level. Gomes argues the federal government should also be acknowledging this, because this is a national issue. A majority of the provinces have attempted to solve this issue with different techniques. Ontario specifically was mentioned, on how the…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Harm Reduction

    different methods with the client, until together they find something that works. The goal is to educate the client so he may make informed decisions about his drug use, while staying as safe and healthy as possible. There are many harm reduction strategies to introduce to the client. Reducing risky behaviors such as unprotected sex, using drugs alone and sharing needles are common practices. Educating the client on how infections such as HIV and hepatitis are spread while providing them with…

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