Narcan overdose kits save lives
September 1, 2023
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) has provided 82,368 NARCAN kits since January 2023. That is 164,736 doses. Thursday, August 31 marked National Overdose Awareness Day and ODMHSAS depends on the community and law enforcement to save lives across Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City Police and Oklahoma City Fire have used Narcan at least 386 times since January 2023. Since 2018, ODMHSAS has provided both groups 7,910 doses of Narcan.
ODMHSAS partner Shred the Stigma reports 839 opioid overdose reversals in 2023 alone in the OKC metro.
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