As communities across the U.S. grapple with the opioid epidemic, a Midwest-based group is using unconventional methods to promote the health of drug users.
Through street-based outreach, the IHRC has equipped drug users across the state with Naloxone—the drug that reverses opioid overdoses. Since 2016, the group has helped prevent more than 2,000 opioid-related deaths.
On this episode of the podcast, Kyle Wiand, a former drug user and outreach specialist for IHRC, speaks about his experience with drug dependency and how IHRC has motivated his recovery.
Direct Relief, through a donation from Pfizer, has donated 73,350 doses of Naloxone to IHRC since 2017.