Beyond the Save is geared toward professionals in the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) field, including first responders, law enforcement, and treatment providers. We intend for this website to be a hub for information/resources to better serve individuals dealing with SUD, especially when opioids are involved.
If you're a member of the community who is dealing with addiction or a loved one of someone with addiction, please visit our Find Help page.
In 2018 there were 2,011 identified opioid overdose deaths in the state of Michigan.
If you are a person who uses drugs or if you are around people who use drugs, please consider learning how to respond to an opioid overdose and carrying naloxone (intranasal brand name: Narcan). Naloxone is a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids slow down the activity of the central nervous system. This can cause slowed or stopped breathing which may lead to death. Naloxone displaces the opioids from the opioid receptors in the brain which allows the person who is experiencing an opioid overdose to begin breathing normally. Click here to learn more.
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This project and website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with no percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.