Naloxone is an opioid antagonist – a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone has been nicknamed the “Lazarus Drug” because it can bring an individual who is no longer breathing, “back from the dead.” However, naloxone only works on an OPIOID overdose. It will not work on any other substance or overdose. How does it work? Opioids bind to receptors in … Continue reading What is Naloxone?
What is an overdose? An overdose is a toxic amount of a substance, that overwhelms the body. An overdose can happen with one substance, or a combination of substances in the body. Some overdoses can be life threatening or fatal. Let’s talk about opioid overdose. What is an opioid? An opioid is a type of drug that comes either from the opium poppy plant or … Continue reading What is an opioid overdose?
Be part of the solution! 75% of Utahns currently addicted to opioids get them from a friend or family member. Properly disposing of unused opioid medication prevents the risk of addiction, misuse, and accidental overdoses. American Fork Intermountain Pharmacy 98 North 1100 East, #101 American Fork, UT 84003(801) 492-2599 American Fork Police Dept 75 East 80 North, Suite 101 American Fork, UT 84003 (801) 492-2599 … Continue reading Safe Drug Disposal
Learn more about preventing overdose deaths PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSES Drug poisoning deaths have outpaced deaths due to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes in Utah. (1) In 2014, 32% of Utah adults aged 18 years and older had been prescribed an opioid pain medication in the last 12 months (5). Most Utahns who die from a drug-related death suffer from chronic pain and take prescribed … Continue reading Opioids
¿Quién toma tus pastillas? A veces los doctores no explican bien qué hacer con los opioides (las pastillas contra el dolor) que recetan. A veces es difícil saber qué hacer cuando ya no hay dolor. ¿Debes terminar la botella entera o solo botarla? Bueno, ¡la verdad es que no debes hacer nada de eso! Aunque puede ser difícil deshacerte de tus pastillas, que quizás necesites … Continue reading Opioides: verlos claramente
Billboards and advertisements about the opioid crisis in Utah surround us as we drive down the freeway, listen to the radio, watch TV, or browse the internet. You may have asked yourself, what is this epidemic that we keep hearing about? What can I do to help? Can this really affect me or people that I love? Here is a brief overview of the opioid … Continue reading Opioid Crisis: You’re One Tough Momma