Ways to Dramatically Cut Overdoses
In Saint Louis, a recovering addict believes we can dramatically cut the number of heroin deaths, just by getting people to call 911. He believes we need a new law to get people to do the right thing. It sounds almost like an antidote, the way paramedics explain walking in on dying heroin users & waking them up. They`re saving victims with a drug called Narcan. Paramedics are not using it as much as they`d like, because too many people refuse to call 911.When somebody overdoses on heroin, nobody wants to call for help because they’re going to get charged with possession of a controlled substance. The person dying can get charged for the drugs that are in their body, but there is a push for a new law in Missouri, that’s already law in Illinois. It’s called the 911 Good Samaritan Act. It would allow a user who`s witnessing an overdose, to call 911 without fearing prosecution.
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