Health officials provide training for overdose reversal kits

Posted at 6:35 AM, Sep 06, 2016

Some Ohio counties are trying to equip more people with a drug that can reverse an overdose amid a growing number of fatal heroin overdoses in recent years.

Butler County health officials have begun making Naloxone kits available to families and friends of opioid users in hopes that they'll save lives.

Health officials say people will receive training on identifying an overdose and how to respond to an overdose. They also learn how to administer the drug.

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The kit includes two nasal doses and two face shields.

Those interested in obtaining the kits can schedule an appointment with county health officials to receive the necessary training.

The program is known as Project DAWN, which stands for Deaths Avoided with Naloxone. It's also available in Hamilton, Clermont and Warren counties.