ADAMH To Distribute Naloxone To Friends And Families Of Addicts
The Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board is making free naloxone kits available to the families and friends of heroin addicts. Agency officials say the goal is to provide 400 kits and addiction counseling. The 50 thousand dollar program is expected to begin in April. Overdoses have surpassed vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio. Naloxone was administered thousands of times in the state last year. Kroger and CVS are selling the antidote over-the-counter.