Overall wellness comes in many forms, and being prepared for an opioid overdose can help save a life and protect everyone on board! Denise Damewood is a public health nurse in Sitka and created Project Gabe in honor of her stepson, Gabe Johnston, who passed away from an opioid overdose in January 2022. Project Gabe is a resource for harm reduction that provides opioid misuse awareness, education, and recovery tools.
In this episode, Denise provides information on the use and limitations of opioid reversal medications, the importance of fentanyl testing strips, and the implementation of Naloxone emergency boxes across Alaska. Linkage to care in resources below!