New training program allows more high school staff to administer Naloxone

February 5, 2019 | WBRC

The medication paramedics use to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose could soon be in your child’s high school classroom.

Usually, nurses and other licensed personnel are the only people who can administer Naloxone at schools, but a new training program would allow administrators and coaches to as well.

“It is a situation that is very real,” said Captain Clay Hammac, the Director of Compact 2020. “There are drug abusers who are between the ages of 9th grade and 12th grade. Yes, these are uncomfortable realities that we have to face and become aware of.”

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