Has naloxone saved your life? Have you saved a life using naloxone? Has naloxone saved anyone you love or know from a potentially fatal opioid overdose?

The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention would love to hear your story. The Consortium, which coordinates Colorado’s statewide response to the opioid crisis, is collecting stories from overdose survivors and people who have saved a life using naloxone for an upcoming public awareness campaign to educate more Coloradans about naloxone.

Naloxone has saved hundreds of people in Colorado from dying of opioid overdoses—at least 808 overdoses have been reversed since May 1, 2017, and 456 of those are since May 1, 2018. The FDA-approved medication can reverse an overdose in a matter of minutes. Naloxone is available at pharmacies without a prescription, and it is easy to use.

People need to know about naloxone. We think that people with firsthand knowledge about how the medication saves lives are the most effective messengers. The Consortium would like to share their stories, most likely by using short videos that can be posted online and shared through social media.

If you would like to share your story, please reach out to the Consortium by contacting us at pm@corxconsortium.org.