Recovering opioid addict shares journey

Recovering opioid addict shares journey

Editor’s Note: The name of Brian was changed to protect his identity. Brian remembered waking up with the side of his head pulsing. He sat up and touched his eyebrow and felt blood between his fingertips. Brian had just overdosed after smoking fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid medication that, when...

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EMT program moves to 24-hour operation

EMT program moves to 24-hour operation

Starting this semester, the University Emergency Medical Response team will operate on a 24-hour basis on weekdays and will be authorized to carry and administer the drugs Narcan and epinephrine. UEMR, which provides basic medical support to UTD students through a network of certified volunteers, previously operated between 2:30 p.m....

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Students, police learn to use life-saving drug

Students, police learn to use life-saving drug

The Center for Students in Recovery at UTD has recently been promoting overdose awareness by providing a new training program. Since the start of the summer, the CSR has begun an initiative to train campus police, students, staff and other community members on what to do in case of an...

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