911 Good Samaritan

Saving lives from drug overdose death with simple solutions

Saving Lives with Simple Solutions
by Allison Glasser

Seven years ago, Durham resident Chad Sanders lost his sister, Shelly, to drug overdose. Shelly had been using drugs with a friend in her dorm room when she became unresponsive. Her friend, recently released from jail on parole, did not call 911 for fear that he could be arrested for drug possession. Shelly didn’t make it through the night. Unfortunately, Shelly’s story is far too common. Drug overdose deaths have surpassed automobile deaths as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In North Carolina, antiquated laws and practices lead to over 1000 preventable overdose deaths each year. It’s time we do something about it.

North Carolina Overdose Prevention Summit

Feb 5 2013 8:30 am

North Carolina Overdose Prevention Summit

Come and show your support for overdose prevention in NC and to find out why NC needs a 911 Good Samaritan and naloxone access law.

Featured speakers:

  • Detective Gary Martin, Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff's Office
  • Florida Sheriff's Association
  • North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
  • NC Legislators Concerned About Drug Overdose
  • Project Lazarus

Event Registration
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Event Info
Legislative Building
16 Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
9:00am - 12:00pm

Check-in begins at 8:00am
Light refreshments will be provided

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