Monthly Archives: September 2014

Each of the four communities represented by the Overdose Prevention and Education Network (OPEN) now have their own community page, which includes an overview of the community organization, data, resources, and contact informations. Visit our community pages: Cambridge, Everett, Somerville, Watertown.

An overdose occurs when there are more drugs in the body than the body can handle. When an opioid overdose occurs, the brain gets overwhelmed with drugs and shuts down breathing. If breathing stops, the brain does not have access to oxygen, which will then cause the heart to stop within a short time. Generally, an overdose takes about 1 to […]