Survival Is What Makes Recovery Possible
Since May of this year, the High Point Police Department has experienced a vast increase in heroin related overdoses. Emergency Responders have been able to reverse a majority of them upon arrival on scene but 11 of the 102 overdoses identified have resulted in deaths. This appears to be representative of a national trend that is currently impacting numerous communities throughout the country.
ADS is pleased to announce that its High Point Facility located at 119 Chestnut Drive High Point, NC is the first substance abuse agency in the county to begin distributing Naloxone kits to persons at risk of experiencing and opioid related overdose to family members, friends, or other persons in a position to assist persons at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose. These kits will be available onsite free of charge every Wednesday between 12-2.
Along with naloxone kit distribution, The NC Harm Reductions Coalition will educate people at-risk of an overdose, as well as train individuals who reside with, interact with or care for at-risk people such as family members on how to recognize signs of an overdose and how to provide emergency aid.
The NC Harm Reduction Coalition will also be doing outreach Naloxone kit distribution. Please call1-855-801-9817 for information about the onsite kit distribution or call (336) 543-8050 for information about the outreach kits distribution.
Many of these overdose deaths can be prevented. Lives are saved when people are trained to respond to an overdose.