The Tara Treatment Center Blog

FOCUS ON OPIATE ADDICTION AND RECOVERY AND OVERDOSE/FATALITY PREVENTION AT TARA

 

Opiate specific curriculum is being added to treatment programming focusing on the IV Opiate epidemic and how the ritual around IV use increases relapse statistics. Tara staff has recently been trained on recognizing opiate overdose and the administration of Narcan. Preventing Opiate Overdose pamphlets are provided for clients as well as their friends and families. Information includes recognizing overdose in contrast to “really high,” the necessity to give rescue breathing during overdose and a list of factors that put folks at increased risk of overdose/fatalities.