Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Heroin User's Story: Naloxone Gives a Mother Back Her Son, But Can't Cure Addiction

Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014

"Peter Ruhry got what many other drug abusers never get: a second chance.

Mr. Ruhry grew up in Nassau County, in a home without drugs. He started using drugs in April 2007; two years later, in May 2009, he overdosed on heroin, said his mother, Angie Ruhry.

He was 21 years old, taking summer classes at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.

At some point between his home and the hospital, first responders gave Mr. Ruhry a shot of naloxone, a medication that is an antidote to opioids found in heroin and some prescription drugs, his mother said." Read more

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