“The stigma around addiction means many people who use drugs use them alone, which is a reality we must address.” The new Lifeguard substance use app is an amazing tool that works to protect potential overdose victims who use alone. Especially with many stay-at-home measures still in place, there is an increased risk of substance use victims being alone if they overdose.
To read more about the app and learn how to download, click the link.
The app can be downloaded online for iPhone and Android devices, and is activated by the user before they take their dose. After 50 seconds the app will sound an alarm. If the user doesn’t hit a button to stop the alarm, indicating they are fine, the alarm grows louder.