MRSA is a bacteria found of the skin of many people. It can cause infections in some people, and can be difficult to treat.
Heroin Response: Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits
When administered after an overdose, naloxone can counter-act the life-threatening effects of opioid drugs and keep individuals who have overdosed alive until emergency medical help arrives.
Health Department distributes at county health centers
The Health Department is offering free naloxone kits to the Northern Kentucky community through its county health centers. The overdose reversal kits will be available at the following days, times and locations. Those interested are encouraged to call the health center to schedule an appointment and avoid a wait, but walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first served basis.
The kits include two doses of nasal spray naloxone and a pamphlet with directions on how to use it, as well as information about treatment resources including the Northern Kentucky Addiction Helpline (859.415.9280). Before receiving a naloxone kit, individuals will receive a 10-to-15 minute training from a Health Department nurse.