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Why First Time Substance Users Are at a Higher Risk of Death Than Ever Before

Michael Brown
Michael Brown
Director for Counter Narcotics Technology

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Welcome to The Opioid Matrix: A Journey Into The Rabbit Hole. As the Opioid Crisis continues to ravage the country, what is being done to solve the prevalence of these drugs in our communities? In this episode, Michael Speaks with Jeff Johnston,  Founder of The Living Undeterred Project. 

After losing his oldest son, Seth, to fentanyl poisoning in 2016, and later his wife, Prudence, to alcoholism in 2021, Jeff has dedicated his life to making a difference in the mental health and substance abuse space (source).

Join us as we discuss:

  • The purpose and impact of the Live Undeterred Tour
  • How a co-strategy approach that includes both harm reduction and overdose prevention can be effective
  • The importance of harm reduction and preventative strategies when combating Synthetic Opioid use
  • Why First time Drug users are at higher risk of death than ever before
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