Soul Surgery Integrates Zimhi™ Naloxone Autoinjector in Treatment Programs

by | Aug 22, 2022 | Drug Addiction

Soul Surgery is proud to be the first drug and alcohol treatment center in Arizona to fully integrate the Zimhi™ Naloxone autoinjector into its treatment programs for patients with a primary opioid use disorder.

Soul Surgery is also among the top 5 behavioral health operators nationally to adopt Zimhi™.

Here are some facts about the opioid crisis and how Zimhi™ can be the game changer for opioid-related deaths:

  • From April 2020 to April 2021, 100,306 deaths were due to drug overdoses. 76,062 deaths were due to opioid overdose.
  • 85% of all opioid-related deaths from April 2020 to April 2021 were due to synthetic opioids.
  • The number of seized counterfeit pills containing fentanyl during an 8-week period in 2021 was enough to potentially kill more than 700,000 people.
  • Estimates show that 50% of opioid overdose reversals require more than one dose of naloxone.
  • Overdoses due to fentanyl, carfentanil, and other synthetic opioids may benefit from higher initial doses of naloxone.
  • Studies have demonstrated that Zimhi™ acts faster, is more potent, and lasts longer than 2 mg of intramuscular naloxone.

The average arrival of an emergency responder in cases of opioid overdose is 7 minutes, which by then, brain cells are already dying, and brain damage has already set in.

When mere minutes are a matter of life or death, a higher initial dose of naloxone – as found in the Zimhi™ autoinjector – could make all the difference in the world.

Soul Surgery plans to provide the Zimhi™ autoinjector to every patient with a primary opioid use disorder at the time of their discharge from the treatment program.

Please contact us today if you have any questions about our addiction recovery programs and treatments.

Dr. Ravi Chandiramani
Dr. Ravi Chandiramani is a Naturopathic physician with over 15 years experience working with those struggling with addiction and alcoholism. Over those 15 years he has worked with over 7,000 patients. He is the founder of the Integrative Addiction Medicine (I-AM) model which combines evidence-based conventional addiction medicine with the nurturing and rebuilding modalities inherent to the practice of Naturopathic medicine.

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