Click on the cities below to watch a series of short videos about overdose reversal with Narcan/Naloxone, harm reduction and destigmatization of people who use drugs in Colorado.
Video were produced as part of the project "Naloxone Champions: Digital Success Stories of Reversing Opioid Overdoses" with funds from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ‘Overdose Data to Action’ grant. For more information contact Marty Otañez, Project Leader and Associate Professor, Anthropology Department, CU Denver, Marty.Otanez@ucdenver.edu
This was a video-based project to destigmatize Narcan (Naloxone) and promote harm reduction strategies in Colorado. Story themes included opioid use, overdose prevention and Narcan (Naloxone) as a life-saving strategy for reducing drug related harm in Colorado. People who use drugs are the main storytellers although we targeted
Individuals interested in drug-related stigma reduction and ending the opioid crisis
Friends and family members of opioid users
Caregivers and professionals who have helped reverse an opioid overdose
Caregivers and professionals such as EMTs, paramedics, nurses, fire fighters and law enforcement employees who have direct experience with Narcan (Naloxone) distribution for harm reduction purposes
Individuals who participated in the project had the option to disguise their faces and voices.
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