Naloxone saved my life final draft
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Naloxone saved my life final draft
“ Reduced risks to individuals, less harm to the community,
improved chances of sustainable recovery both physically and
economically. Medically supervised facilities would also
positively impact on the environment....right?”
HIGH RISK SITUATION:
• Drug related deaths account for
76% of drug related deaths in first
fortnight and 59% of deaths in first
3 months of release.
•Three to eightfold increased risk
of drug related death in first two
weeks, still prevalent up to first
four weeks of release.
• 1 out of every 200 prison releases
between 18-35 (male) significantly
higher for females.
“I finally decided that I needed to go to rehab. I needed a spiritual fix.
My life had become a cycle of pain, living on the street, in prison, in
hospital. Round and round.
I found treatment hard and it took me a while to settle in.....about
10 years or so but I kept coming back!!!! ”
• OPIOID RELATED FATALITIES FOLLOWING
HOSPITAL RELEASEARE ONTHE INCREASE.
DOUBLETHE AMOUNT OF DEATHS FOLLOWING
• NUMBERS OF INDIVIDUALS DON’T
SUCCESSFULLY FINISHTREATMENT FIRSTTIME.
• THE ‘ROADTO RECOVERY’ HAS MANY PITFALLS