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International Overdose Awareness Day: August 31

International Overdose Awareness Day: August 31

Do a search on social media for #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay, and you’ll be greeted with endless pages of beautiful smiles and expressive eyes. Those faces were somebody’s sons and daughters. They’re mothers, fathers, siblings, best friends, employees. For those who are memorialized on overdoseday.com’s social media pages, time may be frozen, but their families and friends live International Overdose Awareness Day: August 31

Everything You Need to Know About Opioids

Everything You Need to Know About Opioids

It is easy to see why the opioid epidemic is often found in the news headlines. More than a thousand people suffered from opioid-related deaths in Canada in just the first 3 months of 2018. In 2017, 11 lives were lost on average per day (per 100,000 people) due to opioid use. These numbers are growing, and Everything You Need to Know About Opioids

Meth: A Canadian Crisis

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What You Need to Know About Methamphetamine The number of deaths by methamphetamine overdose has more than doubled since the crisis hit. With the lethal drug usage increasing drastically in Manitoba, it’s important to stay informed. Amphetamines Methamphetamine, which affects a user’s central nervous system, is a type of stimulant called an amphetamine. Amphetamines are Meth: A Canadian Crisis

How to Save A Life When Someone You Love Overdoses

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When someone you love overdoses, anxieties run high. Overdoses are characterized by unconsciousness, pale/blue skin, pinpoint pupils, slow pulse and difficulty breathing. Use these simple steps to help save a life: Step one: Can you wake them? Try shouting their name, or using a sternal rub (running your knuckles along their sternum). If no response, How to Save A Life When Someone You Love Overdoses