Addiction begins with trauma, says Guelph overdose survivors

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The term overdose doesn’t seem to raise the same level of alarm it once did, says Jason Wolstenholme, speaking at the third annual Overdose Awareness Day event in downtown Guelph.

They’re still happening in the community, at an increased rate, but now an overdose doesn’t necessarily mean death for the one experiencing it, he said. That’s because of the widespread availability of Naloxone, a medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Click here to read more…