Update 4/2/2015: NC passed a 911 Good Samaritan law to allow people to call 911 without fear at drug overdoses. The bill passed in 2013 and was called the 911 Good Samaritan law (SB20). Visit http://www.nchrc.org to learn more about the law.
A group of current & former North Carolina drug users gathered to talk about overdoses they've experienced or witnessed, the repercussions of calling or not calling 911, and how Good Samaritan 911 laws (granting immunity from drug possession charges to those who respond to an overdose by calling 911) and increased access to Naloxone (or Narcan, an opiate antagonist that can reverse the effects of an overdose) could save lives. The discussion was moderated by NCHRC Harm Reduction Coordinator Tessie Castillo.