Overdose Prevention Workshop has Paid Off

Submission Date: February 20, 2014
Attributing Author: Sylvie Belmond
Source: The Acorn

Harm Reduction

Drug antidote saves two lives.

Two young adults from Simi Valley and Ojai who took lethal doses of opioids are still alive today thanks to an antidote provided at an overdose prevention and response workshop in Oak Park last October.

To save more lives, Oak Park resident Loretta Di Lustro is preparing to host a second overdose prevention workshop at her home on March 1.

“Parents, (people addicted to opiates) and anyone who knows an active user of opioids is invited to attend so they know what to do if a drug-related emergency happens,” said Di Lustro, whose son John died from respiratory failure after an accidental heroin overdose in 2011.

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