New tools for fighting drug overdose deaths in North Carolina

The N.C. Harm Reduction Coalition is pushing this year for new tools to help the state fight drug overdose deaths.

The first proposal involves a so-called 911 Good Samaritan Law, which would prevent a 911 caller from facing criminal prosecution in connection with calling in a drug overdose. The second proposal involves increased access to the drug naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an overdose. NCHRC members discussed the ideas today with the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

In the video clip below, NCHRC’s Robert Childs and Leilani Attilo discuss the major items in their proposal to fight drug overdose deaths.

3:15 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 58:14 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

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