Overdose Awareness and Successes

Living808

Honolulu (KHON2) – Ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, Living808 is looking at the harm that drugs inflict on our community.

The Hawaiʻi Health & Harm Reduction Center Executive Director Heather Lusk talked with Living808 about the opioid problem.

Lusk touched on resources including the medication Naloxone, which has been proven to stop the effects of opioid overdose and save lives. She cites over 500 lives saved.

Naloxone is legal to carry in Hawai’i and it can be provided by HHHRC staff on O’ahu, Kaua’i, Maui, and Hawai’i Island.

You can also learn more about Naloxone, a lifesaving drug that reverses opioid overdose.  Watch #EndOverdoseHI Monday, August 30th and Sunday, September 5th on KHON2 at 9:30pm.

Website: <https://www.hhhrc.org>      

Social Media Handles: IG: @hhhrc_

FB & Twitter: Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center          

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories