In 2010, I recognized that accidental death from overdosing had become an epidemic, not just in my suburban community but across America. Taking action to save lives, two moms set out on a goal of producing a short documentary to educate young adults on the truth about addiction and the often deadly consequences drugs have. The Overtaken documentary features the reality of drug abuse as told by those whose young lives were overtaken by drugs.
Approved by school districts, featuring specialists in the fields of medicine and addiction, this film delivers accurate, up-to-date information on the type of drugs currently infiltrating our communities and educates our youth on how to avoid them.
My son Jarrod died of an overdose from a prescription drug I had never heard of until the night he died. His peers had heard of it though. Within weeks, more young lives were lost. If I knew then, what I know now, maybe my son would be here today.
We need to break the stigma surrounds drugs and alcohol. Together we will make a difference.
DID YOU KNOW!
Overdose Deaths exceed Fatal Gun Shot Wounds and Fatal Car Accidents in the U.S.
Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed
Read about Alcohol and Drug Abuse so you can stay Informed and Educate others about the DANGERS of Substance Abuse.
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Jodi Barber is on the front lines doing battle in her community. My son Jarrod died of an overdose from a prescription drug I had never heard of until the night he died. His peers had heard of it though. Within weeks, more young lives were lost.
Teens and their parents may have questions about substance abuse. Use and abuse of drugs and alcohol by teens is very common and can have serious consequences.In order to better understand your situation, explore the resources and links
We visit hundreds of schools with the Overtaken School Presentation. We share how addiction can take a life quickly and where the drugs lead to. It is NOW time that we visit your school. Please Contact me for more details and help save innocent lives!