“On Saturday, an Orange County nonprofit will run out of a heroin-blocking medication that it distributes weekly, eliminating the county’s only free supply of a drug the group says has revived at least 117 people from overdoses over the past four months. Since late February, the Solace Foundation, working with the Orange County Needle Exchange Program, has distributed 610 kits of naloxone at the Santa Ana Civic Center. The drug has provided heroin users with an easy-to-administer medication that blocks the effects of opiates, reversing potentially fatal overdoses in seconds.”
Read the whole article, O.C. nonprofit: After 117 lives saved, we’re running out of drug that blocks heroin overdoses here.
Learn more about Aimee Dunkle’s project, The Solace Foundation, here.