Let‘s start with a quote from Anthropologist Margaret Mead
“Never doubt that a small group of committed thoughtful people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
A few weeks ago I volunteered to assist at an event where AIR was represented. Held at the Salvation Army Citadel ADA and others were also present. I knew that there was to be Naloxone training on offer and wanted to find out more.
Like many of you I had experienced or at least been aware the increasing number of deaths related to overdose. Whatever your opinion is on drug abuse is remember this, everyone is a daughter or son, a father or mother, a brother or sister and we all make mistakes in our life.
I had personally observed the death of an “addict” I didn’t know what to do, how to help, but it served as a sharp reminder that this was a real person who had lost not just their way but their life.
I joined the group of trainees, a mixed bunch in both age and background but with one thing in common, a desire to help.
I won’t go into the details here but in under an hour all these people were trained as lifesavers, what to do and when to do it. Equipped with a little yellow box the size of a pen holder they left ready to save a life. It really is that simple.
Every week this number grows, follow the links on our website to find out more. It doesn’t take long, it doesn’t cost anything but it could be the single most important thing you do in your life, to save a life