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Facilitators and Barriers to Naloxone Kit Usage Among Associates of Drug Users in North Carolina


2015-06-01 02:46:11 - 2015-08-31 02:46:11

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More than 69, 000 people die from opioid overdose each year and an estimated 15 million people suffer from opioid dependence worldwide. Past research has shown that most overdose cases are witnessed immediately after their occurrence, but medical help is not sought due to friends’ and bystanders’ fears of being implicated by police with drug use. As a strategy to reduce overdose risk, a novel approach was developed to improve the responses by prescribing Naloxone to bystanders to carry with them to be administered in case of overdose of themselves or others. This survey-based quantitative study seeks to identify the facilitators and barriers to using Naloxone Kits and 911 response to overdose emergency calls in North Carolina

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