Overdose is on my mind (see yesterday’s post https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/06/05/fentanyl/ and a few days back https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/05/31/funeral-clothes/)
Here’s some friendly info that you might not know that might help save a life.
Naloxone is the generic name of the drug narcan. Naloxone is the active ingredient in narcan. Its purpose is to reverse the effects of opioid intake and usually does so within 5 minutes. However, several doses may be required in the case of overdoses. It is something I have in my bathroom at home and often carry with me when meeting clients.
A good idea is to have it available for people to take a five-finger discount. Hey, if it can save a life; it is worth it.
We are to be our brothers’ keepers.
“Let brotherly love continue.” Hebrews 13.1
It can continue when you help a brother (or sister) needing support or help them to get into a program if need be. And if you suspect an overdose is in the making, please please please:
See something; say something.
That is how to…
Pray with me that addicts go to a faith based program for help and from the moment that they walk through the doors they feel, find, and receive God’s love and free gift of salvation.
Help all you know come to the understanding of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. May all accept His free gift and know that:
“God so loved the world that He sent His one and only son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3.16
That is how to save a life!
Today is a day of remembrance. When I think of servicemen’s sacrifice for freedom, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Wouldn’t it be great if those recovering from an overdose or addiction could find their greater purpose in defending freedom? To the last man might be a good slogan. That was one unit’s motto that stormed Normandy 75 years ago today. They were just boys. They didn’t die in vain as there is no such thing as free freedom. It has a cost. Those young soldiers gave the ultimate sacrifice for us to have freedom. Just like Christ gave His life to pay the debt of our sins and earn us the right to eternal life. We have much to be grateful for.
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