Akron mother educates the public on how to administer Narcan following her daughter's overdose death

Posted at 11:17 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 23:17:39-04

Akron Say No to Dope, a non-profit dedicated to helping drug addicts find help, has teamed up with the Summit County Health Department to educate the public on how to administer Narcan.

So far, 130 people have been trained on how to properly administer the medication, which reverses overdoses, in Akron in the last six months. Each person who completes the course is given a Narcan kit to take home.

"I know parents that have come to this class so they have this Narcan available in case their child overdoses,” said Brenda Cameron Ryan. "They just approved to have Narcan in Akron High School. I question if this war can ever be won. The CDC can't figure this out; the government can't figure this out. We’re just soldiers in this war trying to put a dent into it."

Courses are free, and are held at New Beginnings. To sign up for a course call (234)678-8238.