A heroin overdose antidote commonly referred to as Narcan is now available for free to anyone who takes a 20 minute class at the Lorain County General Health District.
“The heroin epidemic is affecting people from all walks of life,” Health Commissioner David Covell said. “That’s why it’s important for naloxone to be more available for parents, partners, and all other persons interested in preventing the overdose of a loved one.”
According to Covell, Narcan works by blocking the opiod’s effect on the brain and is able to restore breathing.
The antidote is available to anyone and the visit is kept confidential and free but requires an educational and instructional visit that takes about 20 minutes to complete.
For more information contact Lorain County General Health District at 440-322-6367 or visit LorainCountyHealth.com.
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