Youth and young adults are disproportionately affected by opioids. Drug overdoses are now the number-one cause of accidental death in the U.S. with more than six in 10 deaths of young adults involving an opioid.
This crisis is mostly driven by fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that's up to 50 times stronger than heroin and has been found in pills, powders, and illicit marijuana.
Naloxone (brand name: Narcan) is a safe and effective nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses and prevents death if administered early. Yet most state laws don't require that Narcan be available in places like high schools, colleges, or libraries to help keep students safe.
No one wants to have to use Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose. But like a fire extinguisher or a defibrillator, it's a tool that can save lives—but only if people have access.
Join Young People in Recovery as we demand that public places serving youth and young adults be required to have Narcan to help keep our kids safe!
Sign the petition!