Addiction counselor create app to fight drug overdoses


EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A former heroin user who is now an addiction counselor in suburban Chicago has created a smartphone app that aims to prevent drug overdoses. Lucien Izraylov, 41, has created the Harmredux app, which connects drug users with trained volunteers who will carry overdose-reversing medication to make sure they survive drug use, The Chicago Tribune reported . The app is available for iPhones and Androids.

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