Overdose Prevention

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The Steve Rummler HOPE Network's Overdose Prevention Program grew out of the need for implementation of Steve’s Law (Minnesota Good Samaritan/Naloxone legislation) which passed unanimously through both houses of the Minnesota state legislature in 2014. Steve’s Law provides limited immunity to those who call 911 in good faith to save a life and allows first responders, law enforcement and trained lay people to administer naloxone, which can counteract the effects of an opioid overdose within minutes. https://steverummlerhopenetwork.org/our-causes/programs-overdoseprevention/

Naloxone (Narcan) Training

On April 5, 2018 the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., released a public health advisory  to urge more Americans to carry a potentially lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The medication, naloxone, is already carried by many first responders, such as EMTs and police officers. 

https://www.surgeongeneral.gov/priorities/opioid-overdose-prevention/index.html