I hate to sound crass, but I totally agree.Stop sending social services to OD calls. The problem will correct itself.
On the one hand we all want a society that helps people when they fall down.
We all fall down at some points in our lives, some harder than others, but we all do...
But there comes a point where we, as a society, have gone too far in one direction or another - and there does need to be a correction.
Freeing up EMS resources by not responding to every single OD call would ease the immense burden EMS currently faces, it would also free up room & lessen waiting times in hospital Emergency Departments that are stretched to their limit across the country, and the problem would mostly correct itself in fairly short order.
Does that sound harsh or cruel? Yeah, it does.
But there aren't a lot of 'clean answers' to some of societies long term problems that don't require us to ask ourselves "Where do we as a society have to draw the line & force people to be accountable for their own choices?"
A child that accidentally consumes something and is overdosing isn't the same thing as an adult who consumes something deliberately & is on their 3rd OD in 3 months.
( When I worked in EMS that was a choice I personally had to make, as our dispatch system at the time had me mapped almost dead center of 2 CFS, both code. Instinctively I chose the CFS involving the kid.)