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Jeanette Bowles, University of California San Diego, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

For new members of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, naloxone can still seem like a symbol of drug use, according to new research. This can cause some people looking to kick drugs through these large abstinence-based fellowships—NA, for example, holds 70,000 weekly meetings in 144 countries, according to a 2018 survey—to decline to carry the overdose-reversal drug, seeing it as a relic of a past life.

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Why New 12-Step Members May Avoid Carrying Naloxone
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