When does it stop being a party and start becoming a problem? Is there a way to steer clear of addiction?

Every Wednesday, Mike McGowan explores substance use disorders with expert guests.

Never Use Alone

November 15, 2023 24 minutes


Mike McGowan


Carmen Skarlupka

Co-founder and President of Never Use Alone


Carmen Skarlupka lost her daughter to an overdose. Like many parents who go through a similar devastating tragedy, she wanted to help make sure it never happens to another family. Carmen is the Co-founder and President of Never Use Alone. Never Use Alone is a toll-free national overdose prevention, detection, life-saving crisis response and reversal service for people who use drugs while alone. Never Use Alone’s peer operators are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and can be contacted at 800-484-3731. No stigma. No judgment. Just love! Never Use Alone can be accessed at https://neverusealone.com


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