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Health Department offering more Naloxone kits and training sessions

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will offer free Naloxone kits and training sessions on how to administer  it to reverse the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs to prevent death. 

According to a news release, agency representatives are welcome to attend the training, but the free Naloxone kits are limited to individual members of the general public.

Each training session takes about 15 minutes to complete. 

Training sessions will be held continuously on Monday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, Aug.  30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Department of Public Health and Wellness located at 400 E. Gray St.

Naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) is an "opioid antagonist" used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.  Naloxone is used in heroin and other opioid drug overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an overdose victim to breathe normally.

No registration or advance notice is required to attend the public sessions.  

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