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World Overdose Day 2012 (Narcan is a Godsend)

Podcast 78 – August 28, 2012

Eliza Wheeler, DOPE Project
Sally Finn, Melbourne Salvation Army Crisis Service
Haven Wheelock, Outside In
Phillip Coffin, MD, San Francisco Department of Public Health

In recognition of 2012 World Overdose Day, a conversation with its originator Sally Finn; Eliza Wheeler of the Harm Reduction Coalition’s DOPE Project and Haven Wheelock of Portland’s Outside In talk about preparations for the day; Philip Coffin MD, Director of Substance Use Research for the San Francisco Department of Public Health discusses why our bodies react the way they do to an excess of opiates, the cost effectiveness of narcan and where science needs to head next; and a conversation about the nature of experiencing and dealing with an overdose.

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