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Free overdose reversal kits passed out at Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The city of Louisville is making sure the public is trained to help drug addicts when they overdose.

Members of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition passed out free overdose reversal kits and offered to train people how to use them today at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

They say Kentucky was at one time Number 3 for opiate overdoses. Now it's Number 4.

"The reception has been really great," said Donald Davis of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition. "There have been days where we have given out 88 kits, 60 kits. People from the community are coming in who know someone who is using drugs and they want to have a hit available if they have to use one."

Naloxne is the drug that reverses overdoses. It's offered as a nasal spay and as an auto injector, like an epi-pen.

Another training session is on April 18.

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