OPIOID CRISIS IN NORTH AMERICA
Canada and the USA are facing an international opioid crisis. The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, is a public health emergency and includes the music industry. This is a complex health and social issue requiring a response that is comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate, and evidence-based. Some musicians who have died of opioid use include Prince, Tom Petty, Lil Peep, Paul Gray (Slipknot), Mike Welsh (Weezer), Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols), Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Dave Brockie (Gwar).
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THE OPIOID CRISIS IN OUR INDUSTRY?
LEARN HOW TO SAVE A LIFE in 20mins!!
If you’re a venue, festival, artist, or music industry member, contact us and we will coordinate a time and place to provide this life-saving training to your venue staff, touring staff, musicians, or any other music- related company.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NO, North American Good Samaritan laws generally provide basic legal protection for those who assist a person who is injured or in danger. In essence, these laws protect the “Good Samaritan” from liability if unintended consequences result from their assistance.
No, people will not develop tolerance to naloxone – it can be used as effectively on the 1st overdose as on the 8th overdose. for example: Naloxone/naloxone itself does not evoke ‘violent’ reactions in folks – but people may be in withdrawal and/or confused.
Expired naloxone will not hurt the victim but probably does not work as well as new naloxone. We encourage participants to exchange expired naloxone for a new supply.
FDA will not object to the personal importation of non-prescription medicines, as long as: • The traveler is carrying the products in their possession (or in their luggage) • The amount being carried is an amount reasonably considered for personal use.
Naloxone is a very safe drug that is used across ages; yes you would give naloxone regardless of age.