Naloxone: How can I reverse opioid overdoses and save lives?
In 2017, opioid overdose was declared a public health emergency in the U.S, as approximately 100 people died every day from an opioid overdose. Since 2017, this number has only increased. Naloxone is a safe and quick medicine that reverses opioid overdoses and can save lives. This video was developed as part of the NYC Communities for Health (NYCC4H) Overdose FREE project to raise awareness of naloxone and fentanyl test strips. Led by Directors Drs. Jennifer Manuel and Lance Keene and Program Managers R. Yamir Gomez Carrasco and Janelle Robinson, NYCC4H work to address substance use and HIV prevention and treatment priorities at the individual, family, and community levels.
The Bronx Family Coalition for Health, housed within the New York University Silver School of Social Work, is a consortium of multilevel interventions that addresses substance use and HIV prevention and treatment priorities. Led by Directors Drs. Jennifer Manuel and Lance Keene and Program Manager R. Yamir Gomez Carrasco, BFCH developed the Overdose FREE videos to raise awareness of fentanyl, fentanyl test strips, and naloxone. Learn more at: saferhaven.org