Project Lazarus provides expertise in managing a community-based educational and interventional program to reduce deaths from prescription drugs. Project Lazarus believes that communities are ultimately responsible for their own health and that every drug overdose is preventable. We are a non-profit organization that provides technical assistance to community groups and clinicians throughout North Carolina and beyond. Using experience, data, and compassion we empower communities and individuals to prevent drug overdoses and meet the needs of those living with chronic pain. Project Lazarus believes that communities are ultimately responsible for their own health and that every drug overdose is preventable. We are a non-profit organization that provides technical assistance to community groups and clinicians throughout North Carolina and beyond. Using experience, data, and compassion we empower communities and individuals to prevent drug overdoses and meet the needs of those living with chronic pain.

Project Lazarus provides management, education and tools that individuals and communities can use to tighten supply, reduce demand and provide harm reduction to save lives from the misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription opioid drugs.

The overdose prevention project was created in January 2003 in response to a record number of fatal overdose deaths in early 2000s’. The Public Health Division teams view overdose and overdose death as being among the public health implications of drug use that needs to be addressed. Their target population is comprised of individuals who have traditionally been the most vulnerable and underserved populations within our community. These are often people who are often homeless and who live below the poverty level. They consistently deal with issues such as poor health, mental illness and drug addiction and are subsequently ostracized by the general public. The Public Health Division hopes to help restore basic human dignity to those who are dealing with the disease of addiction while empowering them to seek solutions and improve their overall health and welfare.

Georgians advocating for limited immunity for those reporting overdoses to 9-1-1 and those who require medical assistance after a drug/alcohol overdose. People in Georgia do not call 9-1-1 to seek medical assistance for those experiencing an overdose (drug or alcohol) for fear of prosecution for possession or underage consumption. Help us save lives by providing limited immunity to those who those who need medical assistance and those who call 9-1-1. 

Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on:

 

  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose

  • Distinguishing between different types of overdose

  • Performing rescue breathing

  • Calling emergency medical services

  • Administering intranasal Naloxone

Training Programs - Funded 

 

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NCHRC is North Carolina’s only comprehensive harm reduction program. NCHRC engages in grassroots advocacy, resource development, coalition building and direct services for law enforcement and those made vulnerable by drug use, sex work, overdose, immigration status, gender, STIs, HIV and hepatitis.

Our mission is to bring together individuals and specialists in the fields of public health, law and law enforcement, corrections, emergency services, medicine, needle exchange, homeless services, drug treatment and research to create coordinated opiate overdose prevention programs and policies. Overdose is the most immediate preventable life-threatening health issue facing injection drug users today. Every year, overdoses of heroin and opiates, such as Oxycontin, kill more drug users than AIDS, hepatitis or homicide. Still, despite known research and the L.A. data, the problem has received little attention. While all overdoses cannot be prevented, we can prevent overdose fatalities using currently available methods – overdose prevention information, rescue breathing (CPR) and the antidote, Naloxone. However, many barriers slow this effort, including lack of available overdose prevention information, limited access to naloxone, and drug users' fear of arrest. The Los Angeles Overdose Prevention Task Force is committed to promoting the widespread utilization of these life-saving methods to prevent or reduce overdose deaths. To effectively address challenges, the Task Force engages policy makers, family members, users and service providers in an effort that educates, advocates and assures the safe utilization of Naloxone-- when and where it can save lives. 

During the 10 years of my son's heroin addiction I searched in vain for real help for the both of us. It isn't just the user's addiction, the whole family is affected by the addiction. It is my hope that the information posted on my page is useful.
The purpose of this page is to give awareness, information and resources to the person(s) at risk of an overdose and their friends and families as well as the community. I WANT TO SAVE LIVES AND FAMILIES!

The DOPE Project (Drug Overdose Prevention and Education)

 

The DOPE Project provides naloxone distribution at over 20 sites per month, at needle exchanges, drop-in centers, methadone clinics and in single-room occupancy hotels in San Francisco. We also provide overdose prevention groups and naloxone distribution as requested at organizations that provide services to drug users. Trainings on overdose prevention are available to service providers in San Francisco who want to learn how to help their program participants stay safe. All DOPE Project services are provided free of charge. Additionally, the DOPE Project networks with overdose prevention programs across the US in order to foster a community of naloxone providers. We provide assistance to any program that wishes to start distributing naloxone or providing overdose prevention groups and can provide resources and connections to other programs doing this work. Please contact us if you need any support or access to resources.

During the 10 years of my son's heroin addiction I searched in vain for real help for the both of us. It isn't just the user's addiction, the whole family is affected by the addiction. It is my hope that the information posted on my page is useful.
The purpose of this page is to give awareness, information and resources to the person(s) at risk of an overdose and their friends and families as well as the community. I WANT TO SAVE LIVES AND FAMILIES!

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