Overdose Prevention

This week on Well Well Well, Ginny McKinnon, coordinator of the Overdose Prevention Program at Uniting ReGen, joins Jessie & Venetia on the show to chat about what different types of overdoses look like and how to prevent them. The discussion covers stimulant overdoses, opioid overdoses and dangerous combinations such as GHB/GBL/1,4,B and Ketamine.

Whether you work at a venue, take part yourself, or have friends that do, Ginny also gives us some practical take-home tips on how to party safe and reduce your risk of overdose when using substances. Have a listen or download the podcast below.

Useful links:
Uniting ReGen
Overdose Prevention Program
www.vt.uniting.org/services/alcohol-other-drugs
1800 825 955
Ginny McKinnon – 03 9384 8887

Direct Line 
Free 24/7 confidential drug & alcohol service including confidential counselling and referral services.
www.directline.org.au
1800 888 236

Harm Reduction Victoria
Resources, information and training around alcohol and other drugs
1800 825 955

Touchbase
Reliable information of alcohol and other drugs (including hormone interactions) for the LGBTI community
Touchbase.org.au

Parti Project 
PARTI Project provides free training for venue staff and security guards on how to best keep people safe in their venues – focusing on how to recognise and respond to different drug-related harms or sexual assault.
www.facebook.com/PARTiproject
Parti.Project@thorneharbour.org

This show, Episode #684 originally aired Thursday 22nd August 2019.
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About the author: Jessie

 

Jessie works in the Health Promotion Team as a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health.
She is a co-host and producer of the Well Well Well radio show and has a keen interest in harm reduction, alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and sexual health.

 

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