Block Island Times

Narcan training at the Chamber of Commerce

On June 10, the U.S. Attorney’s office, South County Prevention Coalition, Anchor Recovery and Hope Recovery teamed up to offer training on Block Island in the use and administering of naloxone, also known as Narcan. Heidi Driscoll of South County Prevention Coalition said the groups work together all over the state, wherever they are needed, tending to concentrate in hotspots. She says the hope is to saturate the area with resources and training. Driscoll says they want to make sure everyone has access to this life saving drug and training on how to use it.Sarah Edwards of Hope Recovery gave the training demonstration to the small group of business representatives gathered at the Block Island Chamber of Commerce. She began by explaining that the drug fentanyl is increasingly being used to cut street drugs such as heroin and cocaine, as well as being used to cut prescription pills such as Xanax and opioids such as Percocet and Vicodin. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid, similar to morphine but fifty times more potent, and its illicit use has led to an increase in overdoses and deaths.Dave Neill of the U.S. Attorney’s Office told The Times that they are also

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