Selling Narcan Over the Counter Naloxone (Narcan) has recently been released in limited proportions for sale over the counter in select pharmacies and states. Selling Narcan over the counter is a bold move in what many are looking at as part of the war against drugs, specifically the war against the opioid epidemic sweeping across
High School Heroin Overdoses It’s the start of the school year. That means parents everywhere are buying their children pencils, notebooks, TI-89 graphing calculators, and opioid overdose kits. Wait…what? Okay, parents aren’t buying their children overdose kits, but a new trend is emerging in middle and high schools across the country – they’re stocking Narcan.
Is This the Future of Treatment in America? The only way the United States is going to recover from our collective addiction to painkillers and heroin is through some drastic action. Lighthouse Recovery Institute firmly believes this and stands behind anyone who offers change. That’s why we were so excited to read this interview between
Illinois is Shaking Things Up As the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic rage across the country, few areas are harder hit than the Midwest. States like Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois are suffering hundreds of deaths, and thousands more overdoses, each year. Consider that in 2013 alone 583 Illinois residents passed away as a result of
An Innovative Approach Massachusetts has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to social issues. The first state to legalize gay marriage, Massachusetts has a track record of implementing models for social equality that catch on across the nation. Let’s hope their latest innovation catches on. I’m talking about how police in the
New Jersey Laws Target Opioids & Overdose In the fight against heroin and prescription painkillers, few states have battled as hard as New Jersey. Often regarded as New York’s younger sibling, New Jersey has been in the limelight frequently over the past decade thanks to a skyrocketing number of opioid addicts. Consider that upwards of
Narcan Isn’t a Silver Bullet Narcan, also know by its chemical name naloxone, is literally a lifesaver. It reverses the effects of opioids on people who overdose. The drug has gained popularity over the last few years and is being hailed by some as “the solution to heroin addiction.” Sadly, this isn’t the case. While