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GNWT hopes to educate with opioid abuse & misuse video series

The Department of Health and Services is taking charge of spreading awareness of the dangers of opioids.

They will be releasing videos as part of a 5-part series to teach Northwest Territories residents about the dangers of opioid misuse and abuse. The movement was started back in November, 2016, after a string of opioid-related overdoses hit communities.

The first video of the series is titled, ‘How to Use a Naloxone Kit‘.¬†Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and the video teaches the viewer how to use a kit in the event of an emergency.

You can obtain the kits for free at specific hospitals, health centres and pharmacies across the territory.

If you want to learn more about opioid overdose prevention, click here.

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