Dr. Sanjay Gupta Sheds Light on Overdose Crisis and Life-Saving Solutions
Submission Date: November 14, 2013
Attributing Author: Denise Cullen
Source: The Huffington Post
As a mother of a son who died from an accidental drug overdose, I was encouraged to see CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s report of a real-life overdose reversal using the opioid-antidote naloxone. The report brought valuable information to people who may not have been aware of this underutilized, life -saving tool.
My only child, Jeff, died in 2008 at the age of 27 after a twelve-year struggle with substance use disorder. Our family fought hard, struggled alongside him, doing everything we possibly could to help him achieve remission. He died anyway. Naloxone could have saved him.