This short movie, produced by a member of our video advocacy network, gives an insight into overdose prevention in a small Southern-Eastern European country, Montenegro.
For a while now Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has been a centre for badly mixed opiates; lethal combos of drugs which young people are hit by in greater numbers every day. This problem is far from covered by state institutions, and NGOs active on this field have their hands tied. For example, whilst there is an urgent need for the basic tools for preventing or reversing overdose, giving antidotes like naloxone to the people who use and inject drugs is forbidden, except in the State Hospital. Currently, we advocate for naloxone availability and overdose statistics while we fight against outdated laws.