Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Naloxone or Naltrexone? Very Different Drugs That Sound Similar

After the show last week on Vivitrol (Naltrexone) many were confused and thought they would be hearing about a drug called Naloxone, a safe, non narcotic drug that works in minutes to reverse opiate overdose, used for decades in the Emergency Rooms across America.
This week, Denise interviews Gretchen Bergman, a mom and activist (for sure a mom with a purpose) about her organization A New Path their training for lay people to use Naloxone.  They talk about a new law in California that facilitates access and life saving opportunities.  They clarify the difference between the two drugs (Naloxone and Naltrexone).
Gretchen also is a member of a National Organization, Moms United to End the War on Drugs, not just for moms. They are all about awareness and safety.
If after listening to the show you would like to contact Gretchen for more information by phone, she shares her number here: (619)670-1184
Please also remember that the holidays are approaching and there is help for a calm and joyful holiday. Check out Embrace the Holidays.