Anti-overdose kits now available in Columbiana County

Anyone who gets a kit must go through a 30-minute training course

A Naloxone nasal injector is demonstrated during a news conference at the Oakley Kroger Marketplace store to announce the supermarket chain's decision to offer the opioid overdose reversal medicine without a prescription, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. Naloxone is routinely carried by fire-rescue crews, which use it thousands of times a year in Ohio to revive overdose victims. Kroger, based in Cincinnati, has 2,774 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Naloxone, heroin antidote (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – Naloxone kits are now available to residents in Columbiana County.

The kits can be picked up at the Family Resource Center, 964 N.Market St. in Lisbon.

The kits come with two doses and are provided through the Project DAWN initiative.  

Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Anyone who gets a kit must go through a 30-minute training course on how to use the medication. The first course is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Family Resource Center.


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