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Saving lives with naloxone

Athens, Greece is one of many cities around the world facing an opioid overdose crisis.

Fighting the opioid crisis: the case of Athens, Greece

This feature was originally published by the World Health Organization on August 30, 2023

Fotini Leobilla has dedicated her life to preventing drug overdose in Athens, Greece. In the early 1980’s she started using opioids and continued to use them until her husband died from an overdose in 1998. Through her recovery, she continues to recognize the shame that prevents people from seeking treatment. She is “haunted by the countless overdose victims” whom she has met along the way.

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Overdose prevention

An overview of the the Partnership's overdose prevention work.

WHO Fact Sheet: Opioid overdose

Read more about risk factors for opioid overdose in this webpage from the World Health Organization.

Access to naloxone to reduce overdose deaths

One of five fact sheets published by Vital Strategies explaining interventions needed to end the overdoses crisis.