New student group SOS hopes to curb campus opioid overdoses


Students for Opioid Solutions (SOS), a newly formed national nonprofit dedicated to reducing opioid overdose deaths on college campuses, has named Madison Faupel, a senior business marketing major at the University of Minnesota, campus captain for the Twin Cities campus.

The organization, formed in September 2017 by Gerald Fraas and Jonah Wendt, students at the University of Alabama and Trinity University, in response to the dorm room overdose death of a friend, has taken off quickly, fueled by its stated goal of training residence hall advisers and security officers to identify signs of opioid overdose and administer the lifesaving drug Naloxone. “