Nerd Nite Portland #15 – I Will Revive: Using Naloxone to Reverse Overdoses

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm
Where: Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland

Oregon has one of the highest rates in the country for illicit use of prescription opiates. Overdose deaths rose 400 percent from 2000 to 2011. But since last July, naloxone – a drug long used by emergency medical personnel to reverse an opiate overdose – has been made available to trained lay people and more than 600 people have been trained in how to use the drug. Meet the men and women from the Multnomah County Health Department and Outside In as they discuss what naloxone is, what it does, and how it has already saved more than 200 lives.