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Fairborn City Schools receives Narcan from Greene Co. Public Well being – WHIO Television 7 and WHIO Radio


Mar 23, 2023

GREENE COUNTY — Fairborn City Schools is the very first college district to acquire Naloxone (Narcan) from Greene County Public Well being.

Even though raising a daughter, Fairborn mom Mariah Eldridge says she worries about the prevalence of opioid drugs these days, even potentially at college.

“You never ever seriously know if children at dwelling are coming with it in their book bags or their jackets and other children are touching them. It is seriously scary,” Eldridge mentioned.

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Fairborn City Schools mentioned they are not conscious of any opioid overdoses on their house, but that the possibility is there.

Narcan can reverse an overdose from opioid drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and prescription discomfort killers.

Melody Kingsely is aspect of Greene County Public Health’s harm reduction system, which will give Narcan to Fairborn Schools for absolutely free.

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She says the highest quantity of opioid overdoses in Greene County was 2017 and they saw these numbers trend downward till 2021 when they had 51 unintentional overdoses deaths.

Kingsley mentioned the 2022 numbers will not be finalized till June.

“I assume it is sad that we have to come to that, but I do agree that it is there. I really feel like the older children are wanting to experiment and all of that stuff. So just to have that on hand, I assume that it is good,” Eldridge mentioned.

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