This is a major step in helping our entire community save lives. Thousands of people addicted to opiates have been saved by Naloxone being administered to them by Police, Fire and EMT's.
Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) April 18, 2016
SAFE, Stopping Addiction with Family Education, a new non-profit organization dedicated to stopping addicting through education has started a new initiative to help prevent the growing number of overdose deaths by opiates. SAFE is offering law enforcement complimentary Naloxone doses for police, fire and EMT departments who just request a donation. Naloxone is an opiate overdose-reversing drug that saves lives of people who are overdosing on an opiate.
In 2014, 47,055 individuals died from drug overdoses nationwide. Deaths from drug overdoses rose 13 percent in 2014 in Michigan alone. Opioids are responsible for 61% of drug overdoses. Access to Naloxone can reduce the loss of life.
Per Wickstrom, founder of SAFE commented, "This is a major step in helping our entire community save lives. Thousands of people addicted to opiates have been saved by Naloxone being administered to them by Police, Fire and EMT's. We as a group must continue to fight addiction on fronts and by all means."
To learn more about SAFE and how your department can receive complimentary doses of Naloxone for your community call 866-488-6264 or click on the link below. While supplies last: http://safeprevention.org/safe-naloxone-initiative/
SAFE (Stop Addiction with Family Education), has been established to create an online place for family members to learn about addiction, treatment, and how to find the help they need for an addicted loved one. This effort is aimed at putting together as much educational material as possible about preventing or stopping addiction. SAFE will operate as a family oriented resource site for every aspect of addiction, from signs and symptoms, what to do, understanding enablers, and more. In most cases of addiction, a family member is the one who helps a loved one find treatment, and our goal at SAFE is to ensure that they have the right material for making an informed decision.