good samaritan laws
A famous murderer just died in prison, but it was his victim who led to real change.
In the U.S., drug overdoses are responsible for more deaths than car accidents, but in almost two-thirds of states there
Drug overdoses kill more people than car accidents in most states, but nearly two-thirds of states don't have laws that can help people survive an overdose.
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Passing well written 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Laws tells society that all of those struggling with alcohol and drug abuse are worth saving, including those that are on probation, on parole or awaiting a drug violation.
As a mother of a son who died from an accidental drug overdose, I was encouraged to see CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report of a real-life overdose reversal using the opioid-antidote naloxone.
No mother should have to face what I've had to -- the death of a promising and cherished son. We need to hold drug courts accountable to protect everyone who needs them. No one should face punishment for seeking lifesaving treatment.
While I understand Mr. Preece's anger and search for explanations for his grandson's death, pointing a finger at celebrity drug use will do nothing to change the situation.