The increase is driven by an outbreak of deadly opioid drugs like heroin and fentanyl, but it’s not just opioids that can be deadly; many other drugs can also lead to fatal overdoses.
Opioids are some of the most powerful painkillers available to people in the United States. They’re especially useful in emergencies with severe or life-threatening pain. However, these drugs have their drawbacks, most notably their addictive nature.
The people most at risk of an overdose are those who have developed a dependence by taking opioids over an extended period. An opioid overdose can lead to death without immediate medical treatment.
The opioid epidemic is one of the most pressing issues in our society. Fortunately, there are things that each of us can do to help those suffering from addiction. One such way is to receive opioid addiction support training in administering Kloxxado.
What is Kloxxado?
Kloxxado (Naloxone) is an opioid overdose antidote that can be used as an emergency treatment for someone who has stopped breathing, has slow or shallow breathing, or can’t be awakened.
Kloxxado blocks the effects opioids have on the brain. It can restore breathing within two to three minutes. It can be administered a second time if the person does not wake up after three minutes.
Kloxxado is safe to carry around as a prepared safety measure to support individuals with opioid use disorder. Anyone with or without medical training can administer it.
What are the symptoms of an opioid overdose?
The most common symptoms of an opioid overdose are difficulty breathing, small or pinpoint pupils, and loss of consciousness.
It’s important to administer Kloxxado as soon as possible because every minute without treatment reduces the chance of survival. So, if you suspect someone has overdosed on opioids, administer Kloxxado and then call 911 immediately.
How can I get trained in using Kloxxado?
The best way to get trained using Kloxxado is to attend one of the training events open to the public.
To find out more information, contact Axis Health System’s State Opioid Recovery (SOR) Peer, Sarah at 970-880-2002. We also offer free
What is the importance of having Kloxxado?
The great thing about Kloxxado is that it is not addictive. In addition, it doesn’t have long-term adverse effects. Kloxxado can be administered to children without any worries about harming them.
Kloxaddo can save the lives of thousands of people losing their lives daily because of opioid overdose or other drug-related emergencies. If you can bring Kloxxado to people in your community and places where opioids are used, you can significantly reduce life-threatening overdoses and save the lives of your loved ones and those around you.
You should always have adequate supplies of Kloxxado for proper response to life-threatening opioid overdose.
How can you get Kloxxado?
Visit our Columbine location at 281 Sawyer Drive, Suite 100
Durango, CO 81303 to receive support and training for Kloxxado. You can take Kloxxado with you when leaving.
Carrying Kloxado with you everywhere prepares you to experience an overdose without experiencing the shame associated with opioid use disorder. Take action today and mitigate the opioid crisis.
Kloxxado opioid addiction support training from Axis will give you the basics you need to know to provide life-saving support. You’ll learn how to recognize signs of opioid overdose, where to find Kloxxado, and how to use it. You’ll also get hands-on experience with Kloxxado administration and be able to leave with a free supply of Kloxxado.
There is no cost for this training, but please register ahead of time, so we can plan accordingly. Don’t miss this training because it is one of the ways that can help to reduce the rate of overdose deaths in the United States.
Contact Sarah Halls-Lucero for more information about Kloxxado and to register for an upcoming training event.