Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NCHRC OD films

The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition has been busy making short films about overdose. Check out these two new ones:

Harm reductionists talk about overdose:

Current and former drug users talk about overdose:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Coming to the Harm Reduction Conference? Help us Make a Movie About Naloxone Access

The biennial U.S. National Harm Reduction Conference takes place in Portland, Oregon this week, and a group of us have formed up to produce a short documentary film about how recent increases in the cost of naloxone and production shortages have impacted community-based overdose prevention projects. The film will be used in advocacy with the manufacturers and with local, state and federal agencies to improve access to naloxone. 

If you'll be in Portland and work on overdose prevention, we need your help.  Here's how DOPE Project's Eliza Wheeler describes it:

New Resource! HRC Guide to Developing and Managing Overdose Prevention Projects

Just in time for the holiday season, the Harm Reduction Coalition has an excellent new Guide to Developing and Managing Overdose Prevention and Take-Home Naloxone Projects. This is the best thing I've seen so far on the subject, and while it focuses on the experience of programs in the Unites States, most of the information in the manual should be relevant worldwide. 

Follow the link to download the manual as well as other resources, worksheets and appendices. Print copies should be ready soon and can be had by contacting HRC through their website.