Nixing ODs at Ohana Festival

Over the weekend, attendees at the California rock festival were given anti-overdose kits and taught how to use them.

At Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival in Dana Point, representatives from Portland, Oregon-based Project RED distributed the opioid reversal drug Narcan to concert-goers to reduce the risk of drug-related deaths.

Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder noted the opioid reversal kit swap.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths in the US have skyrocketed in recent years and will surpass 100,000 in 2021.

Many deaths have been attributed to the introduction into the mainstream drug supply of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is easy to overdose on but can be reversed by Narcan.

No overdoses or deaths were reported at Ohana, which was directed by Vedder with Stevie Nicks and Pink. Nixing ODs at Ohana Festival


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