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By Ben Muir 

Opioid overdose reversal kits available for free


August 10, 2017

The Petersburg Public Health Center has been outfitted with kits to help soften the blow of prescription drug and heroin overdoses long enough to get a person into treatment, said nurse Erin Michael.

The health center is offering free overdose kits to anyone in Petersburg. In the kit is a nasal spray with naloxone, brand-name Narcan, which reverses respiratory depression that occurs while someone is overdosing on opioids.

“This is a good thing for Petersburg,” Michael said. “Ultimately, it can save lives and buy someone time before they can get into treatment.”

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