Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of December 11, 2022
This week’s edition of our Worker Wellness & Well-being blog consists of topics from the importance of Narcan to avoiding holiday heart attacks to the connection between stress & social media. Today, I wish to highlight the articles pertaining to opioid overdoses and Narcan. This blog has long emphasized the devastation that opioids has had on our workers, their families, and our communities: urban, suburban, and rural. We can NO longer idly stand on the sidelines and hope this crisis passes due to time. People from ALL walks of life have lost family members and friends to opioid poisoning; beginning in the 1990s it was prescription pain pills, then heroin, and more recently, fentanyl. Public health officials often cite a three-pronged approach to attacking substance misuse: prevention, intervention, and postvention. Narcan focuses on the intervention piece of this public health puzzle. Most of us have taken courses in First Aid, CPR, and (possibly) AED. These tried-and-true practices are known to save lives in the workplace. In the same manner, each and every one of us can be trained in less than 1 hour on how to safely administer Narcan (naloxone nasal spray). I, for one, know firsthand that Narcan saves lives!
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