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Saving Lives with Peer Support

Portrait of Chetwyn “Arrow” Archer crossing his arms under the IDEA Exchange sign.
Opioids are increasing the rates of overdose. But death is not inevitable. Peer support specialist Chetwyn “Arrow” Archer helps others connect with lifesaving care and tools, including overdose reversal medications such as naloxone.