USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN --UPDATE--- as of May 1, 2021:
6 states visited (CA, MT, TN, AR, KY, FL)
45 months of my efforts (started August 31,2017: International Overdose Awareness Day)
39 Florida counties visited
Over 200 two hour classes taught by me
Almost 100 assorted community/homeless/COVID19 events
195 human lives saved including 17 people I myself revived
Almost 6,000 sprays donated to course attendees
PLEASE CALL ME AT [phone redacted] if you are in SE Florida and wish to set up an event or need a spray!
THIS effort funded with $50,000 of my own money and $58,000 raised on GoFundMe(most successful US GFM Narcan)
AS OF MARCH1, 2020 , I AM OFFICIALLY A FL NONPROFIT & shifted all my human service efforts toward COVID19 through October 1,2021
MAY 12, 2021, I applied for IRS 501C3 approval.
My name is Luis Garcia and I teach others how to save lives. I have never tried drugs, been arrested or been intoxicated. I don’t make any money from employment in the addiction field. I am not in any type of 12 Step recovery program.
Nobody I know has been impacted by Substance Use Disorder, but this is a disease that could affect anyone.
I retired from a 28 year career as a Firefighter/Paramedic . In December, 2015, the FDA approved a nasal spray version of the Narcan I had administered over 3,000 times in my 911 career.
Narcan literally brings people back from the dead minutes after they stop breathing, with no side effects. I knew that this was the way I wanted to help fight the Opioid Pandemic.
The 4mg high dosage Narcan nasal spray I purchase and give out is FDA approved for layperson usage and is 91% effective in reversing cardiopulmonary arrest if a single dose is administered within 8 minutes of collapse. I have administered this nasal spray as a citizen 15 times, and 14 of those persons survived the cardiac arrest with Narcan.
All money raised on GoFundMe will be used to pay expenses and the purchase of Narcan.
NOBODY chooses a life of pain, anguish and suffering.
EVERY life is worth saving...With Narcan, fellow human beings can once again become productive members of society......... No matter how long it takes to achieve sobriety.
Dead people do not have a chance at recovery.
Find me on Facebook at USA and SOUTH Florida Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction Project.
Please call me at [phone redacted] to see if we can set up a class in your area.
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