If you have witnessed or experienced an overdose, you know it can be a scene of chaos and confusion as first responders, interested bystanders, family members, and friends try to save the life of the person who has overdosed.
Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Social Work and College of Pharmacy have developed the Opioid Overdose Family Support Toolkit with support and resources for families, children and first responders impacted by opioid use and overdose.
You can find the following information on the Toolkit website:
- The disease of addiction
- Naloxone (Narcan) and how to get it
- How to administer Naloxone
- How to understand a traumatized child – with information by age (click here for a printable brochure)
- Support group resource for caregivers, including grandparents/grandfamilies
- Compassion fatigue
- Other state, national, and online resources