Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stop overdoses by calling 911

Recently, the 911 Good Samaritan Law was passed in Washington, providing legal immunity to people who call for medical assistance for drug users who overdose.

If you think you're witnessing a drug overdose and seek medical help, call 911.  If you are in possession of drugs at the time that you call, you will receive immunity from criminal charges of drug possession. The overdose victim you're helping is protected, too.

More Washingtonians die every year from overdoses than from car crashes. Most drug overdoses involve a prescription medication used with other drugs or alcohol. Most of these deaths can be prevented with fast medical help.

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