Next Thursday, the Pennsylvania government Tom Wolf plans to supply thousands of naloxone kits to 80 sites across the state to distribute. including several counties in our region. The goal is to help reduce drug-related deaths and overdoses in the state, and hopefully help treat the Pennsylvanians.
Cambria District Attorney Arnold Bernard Jr. "This is 77 lives saved as a direct result of greater availability of this drug to reverse opioid overdose."
Some cite the availability of naloxone as a double-edged sword. While it helps to reduce the number of overdoses, in some cases it raises the question of whether drug use is possible. However, the goal is always to save lives and provide the residents with the help they need.
"I think we need to keep an eye out here, the ultimate goal is to save lives and reverse life. When we do that, we must try to prevent people from overdosing as a result of overdose.
In recent years, drug-related deaths in Cambria County have dropped dramatically, with first responders claiming availability is a whole new problem.
"I'm worried that sometimes when there are spectators 'They will not call the ambulance, maybe they think they're keeping someone out of trouble, but these people have to be thoroughly checked and evaluated each time,' said Richard Foor, paramedic at the East Hills Ambulance Company.
The distribution will take place next Thursday, December 13th, from 11 am to 7 pm in the health department of the Cambria district.