Fighting a Drug Overdose in Sussex County

Apr 20, 2017

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It was called Attack Addiction.

It was a training exercise held at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes where the public learned how to use naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses.

Co-Chair Stacy Robinson told WBOC that this was an effort give families some control over the problem.

The medication is administered in a nasal spray as well as an injectable form.

Among other things the public learned how to identify someone who is suffering from an overdose and what needs to be done to help them including rescue breathing.

Those who received a state certification to administer the drug also got the chance to buy a kit that provided the naloxone and an applicator.

Robinson noted that these days an overdose can happen anywhere.