Overdose Videos

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New York Police On Their Use Of Naloxone

In this video by Joshua Vinehout, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, Officers from the New York Police Department speak candidly about their administering of naloxone (Narcan) to prevent and reverse opioid overdoses.

Worth Savingworth

This compassionate short video follows two drug users through a groundbreaking program that teaches the signs of drug overdose, and the basic CPR needed to save lives. DOPE (Drug Overdose Prevention and Training) works in needle exchanges, shelters and SRO hotels, as well as with the police, addressing the needs of the often forgotten casualties of the ‘war on drugs.’ In conjunction with the city’s Department of Public Health, the DOPE project takes the bold step of prescribing the opioid antidote Narcan (naloxone – usually only carried by paramedics) directly to drug users.

I’m the Evidence Video Campaign: Naloxone Works!

This campaign seeks to raise awareness about overdose prevention as well as improve worldwide access to naloxone and funding for its distribution. Watch here.


breathePSA: Rescue Breathe to Prevent Fatal Overdose

This 30-second bit is to remind folks to rescue breathe if they find someone who had an opiate-related overdose. Rescue Breathing can buy time until the ambulance arrives or waiting for naloxone to work. *This is not CPR* Just put your mouth on theirs and breathe.

San Francisco Department of Public Health Police Video

Training video on syringe access and overdose prevention education for police officers.


staying-alive-outside Staying Alive on the Outside

This short video explains the heightened risk of overdose that people recently released from prison and other places of detention face. It teaches viewers how to prevent and recognize opioid overdoses, and how to intervene when they happen. The video is meant to accompany naloxone distribution, either as part of release planning in a correctional facility, or in the community.


lazarusProject Lazarus Patient Education Video

In response to some of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, Project Lazarus developed a community-based overdose prevention program in Wilkes County and western North Carolina that focused on increasing access to naloxone for prescription opioid users.


armyOperation OpioidSAFE

Video produced by All Pro Media for the US ARMY at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to promote safer use of prescription opioids.



nydohmhNYC Department of Health

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Drug Overdose Prevention: 1. How to Prevent Drug Overdose. 2. Are You at Risk for Drug Overdose? 3. Emergency Overdose Instructions. 4. Help and Support.


mass1Saving Lives with Overdose Prevention – Boston Public Health

Drug overdose is the #1 cause of accidental death in Massachusetts. Here’s how some extremely dedicated coalitions have been tackling ODs.


mass2How to Assemble a Nasal Naloxone (Narcan) Rescue Kit – Boston Public Health

This video trains you how to help an overdose victim with a Nasal Naloxone (Narcan) rescue kit.


Washington State 911 Good Samaritan LawWashington State 911 Good Samaritan Law

Seattle Police Department training video about Washington state’s 911 Good Samaritan Law, Naloxone distribution, and StopOverdose.org website.


Naloxone administration is childs playNaloxone administration is childs play

This short film of simulated overdose and naloxone administration is to show how simple it can be to save a life. No one needs to die of an overdose.


mass-spanCómo Prevenir un Sobredosis de Opioides

En este video aprendemos lo que occure durante un sobredosis de opioides, cómo prevenir un sobredosis, y cómo ayudar a alguien si tiene un sobredosis.


hcluTake Home Naloxone: The Right to Survive Overdoses (HCLU)

The movie is not simply about commemorating those who have passed, nor is it about shaming or blaming. The film highlights the fact that deaths due to overdose  are preventable using cheap and effective methods that do not stigmatize or criminalize people who use drugs.

LIVELIVE! Using Injectable Naloxone to Reverse Opiate Overdose

This documentary-stye training film, made in association with Chicago Recovery Alliance (www.anypositivechange.org), provides instruction on how to recognize opioid overdose and respond effectively using a combination of rescue breathing and injectable naloxone, a pure opiate antagonist. An actual overdose, caught on film in November 2008, provides the narrative framework in which the opiate overdose rescue process is illuminated.

10min10 Minute Naloxone Training

Quick review of the use and affects of the drug Naloxone AKA Narcan. This video is procuced for Fremont County Ambulance.



medsafeOpioid Medication Safety: The Role of Naloxone

Essential information for people who take opioids for pain and doctors who are interested in prescribing naloxone when they prescribe opioids. This video provides easy training on opioid safety and how to use naloxone.


Harm Reductionists Talk about Opiate Overdose Mortality PreventionHarm Reductionists Talk about Opiate Overdose Mortality Prevention

Produced, shot and edited by Hadley Gustafson for North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition.


shellyShelly’s Story

Family tragedy compels mother and son BJ and Chad Sanders to share their loss, advocating for saving lives in North Carolina with both 911 Good Samaritan law and Naloxone access. Producer, interviewer, videographer, editor and animator Hadley Gustafson for NCHRC. This short furthers an overdose mortality prevention triptych working first with professional advocates (harm reductionists), then with users, and now with families.

Current & Former NC Drug Users Talk About OverdoseCurrent & Former NC Drug Users Talk About Overdose

A group of current & former North Carolina drug users gathered to talk about overdoses they’ve experienced or witnessed, the repercussions of calling or not calling 911, and how Good Samaritan 911 laws (granting immunity from drug possession charges to those who respond to an overdose by calling 911) and increased access to Naloxone (or Narcan, an opiate antagonist that can reverse the effects of an overdose) could save lives. The discussion was moderated by NCHRC Harm Reduction Coordinator Tessie Castillo.

Lieutenant Detective Pat Glynn Saving Lives with NarcanLieutenant Detective Pat Glynn: Saving Lives with Narcan

Lieutenant Detective Pat Glynn, Commander: Special Investigations/Narcotics Unit of the Quincy, Massachusetts Police Department, shares some impressive results, where opiate overdose deaths have been greatly reduced by officers carrying Naloxone, or Narcan. Recorded at the Law Enforcement Safety and Drug Policy Summit, coordinated by the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, June 12th, 2012, in Raleigh, NC.

Beirut naloxone panelHarm Reduction Conference 2011 – Naloxone Panel

This video was filmed at the 2011 International Harm Reduction Conference in Beirut, Lebanon. It features Eliza Wheeler from The DOPE Project, Dasha Ocheret from Eurasian Harm Reduction Network and Stephen Malloy  from Scottish Drugs Forum.


Basic Life Support: Use of NaloxoneBasic Life Support Naloxone

This training video was produced by the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and co-sponsored by Harm Reduction Coalition on how to administer intranasal naloxone in response to an opioid overdose.

Naloxone: Preventing Opioid Overdose in the Community

This video is a learning module produced by New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) for clinicians and public health professionals wishing to continue their medical education.

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