Drug overdose is currently the leading cause of accidental death in the state of Hawai‘i. The Hawai'i Health & Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC) works to educate the community on how to prevent overdose, recognize the signs of overdose, and treat someone experiencing an overdose.
Note: the above link directs to an external website.
The medication Naloxone has been proven to stop the effects of opioid overdose and save lives, and is legal to carry in the state of Hawai‘i. Naloxone can be provided by HHHRC staff to any individuals who want it. Our naloxone program is free and anonymous, and available on O‘ahu, Kaua’i, Maui, and Hawai’i Island. If you live in Hawai'i and want naloxone, please call us for assistance at (808) 853-3292.
HHHRC provides free trainings for social service providers, healthcare agencies, treatment centers,mental health specialists, law enforcement, and all other organizations that may need help within their agency to better understand and respond to the current opioid crisis. Training options include:
Overview of Opioids& Overdose Prevention and Response (can be tailored for small groups or agency level)
Reducing the Harms of Opioids: Opioids & Overdose Prevention and Response in Hawai‘i (CSAC CEUs available)
Capacity Building: Integrating overdose prevention strategies into your agency’s policies
Our overdose prevention trainings are also offered as part of the HHHRC Training Institute.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your apiary open to the public?
Sorry, Wing Dance is not open to public or private tours.
Can I buy your honey online?
We sell honey directly to local retailers and eateries via our online ordering system. This means that Fat Bee Honey is available by the case, with FREE LOCAL DELIVERY to addresses within 10 miles of Cheshire, CT.
Why is my honey a different color / varied colors?
The color and taste of raw honey will vary from harvest to harvest.
Why has my honey turned "hard"?
Raw honey may also crystallize. This is a natural process. If you would like to decrystallize your honey, place your jar in a pot of hot - not boiling - water, and let it sit for a bit.
How should I store my honey?
Honey never goes bad! It is best to store your honey at room temperature, dispense with a clean dry utensil, and cover tightly between use.
How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose
What Not to Do If Someone Overdoses
Don’t inject them with anything else, including water, salty water, coke, speed, milk.
Don’t let the person sleep it off.
Don’t put them in the shower (they could go into shock).
Don’t try to induce vomiting or get them to walk around. This only wastes valuable time.
Don’t put anything in their mouth if they’re having a seizure.
Don’t force them to eat or drink anything.
Don’t leave them in the street hoping that someone else will help them. Take them to the emergency room.
Overdose Prevention Tips
Eat, sleep, drink water – keeping our bodies healthy can help reduce the risk of overdose.
Be careful if you mix alcohol, benzos/pills, heroin or methadone – any combo of these drugs can cause your breathing and heart to stop working.
Prepare your own drugs; know how strong your shot is and exactly what’s in it.
Always use with a friend or let someone know you’re getting high so they can check on you. Keep doors unlocked so help can reach you if you’re in trouble.
Have an OD plan with the people you use with. Empower yourself, learn how to do rescue breathing and get a naloxone kit. If you have a prescription for opiates, you can ask for a prescription for naloxone.
Test out a new supply to see how strong it is – inject slowly or do less to start. Talk to others who copped from the same source.
Go slow if you’re just picking up after a period of not using, so a tester shot and have someone with you. Remember…you can always do more, but you can’t do less!