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It is not dangerous. It has no potential for abuse. If administered to someone who is not at risk of overdose, they will generally experience no side effects. Worst case scenario it does nothing. Best case scenario it saves a life.
The anti-overdose drug Naloxone has gained popularity recently, with local governments beginning to arm first responders and addicts with the life-saving antidote. But, the drug is only capable of saving a life if someone is there to administer it.
Despite the Russian Federal Drug Control Services plans of creating a new system of drug treatment communes and labor therapy sites throughout rural areas, many activists and addicts are denying any positive changes are occurring.