An opioid overdose can be a terrifying experience. When too much of a drug like heroin or fentanyl floods the brain, it can cause your breathing to stop. Sometimes you wake up, sometimes you don’t. But there’s a miraculous drug called naloxone or brand name Narcan that can reverse an opioid overdose and save your life.
Today’s guest is Ryan Marino, an emergency room physician and medical toxicologist at Cleveland University Hospitals. We discuss moral hazards about naloxone, one of the most important drugs on the planet, but also buprenorphine, competitive antagonists for benzos and stimulants, and dispelling drug myths on social media.
How to Get Naloxone by Zachary Siegel in VICE
Also visit: naloxoneforall.org
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Producers: Christopher Moraff, Troy Farah, Zachary Siegel
Co-producer: Garrett Farah
Music: Glass Boy / Min Y Llan
Photo: Naloxone via Wikipedia / Edit Troy Farah