Coalition to offer free naloxone kits, training sessions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition plans to offer free naloxone kits and training sessions this month at the health department in Metro Louisville.

A statement from the coalition says the kits and training will be offered to opioid users or to those who have loved ones with an opioid addiction on June 14 and June 28 at the health department’s administrative headquarters.

Naloxone can prevent overdose deaths by reversing the effects from heroin and other opioid drugs.

Officials say participants don’t have to register to attend the sessions.

Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition co-founder Arlene Rice says the group is trying to get the kits to “people in crisis.”

 

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