Opioid crisis affects first responders and the whole community
from Emergency Management
The national opioid crisis has affected countless lives in the U.S. and first responders are among them. More than 130 people die each day after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and first responders are likely on the scene of many of those overdoses. The stresses of responding repeatedly to try to save someone from dying of an overdose is just part of the risk that first responders face when it comes to addiction.
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