Del. Construction Industry Makes Naloxone Available To Workers, Supervisors

John Robinson (left) and Anne Carr of the DPH Office of Health Crisis Response train a group of Bancroft Construction workers Nov. 18, on the use of Narcan, a medication that can reverse the effects of opioids in an overdose situation and can potentially save a life. DPH has partnered with the construction industry to provide substance use disorder resources and training for workers.
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A partnership between Delaware Public Health and the construction industry has made the overdose-reversing medication Narcan available to construction workers at a University of Delaware construction site in Newark. It may be just the beginning. Construction supervisors are also getting training about overdose, stigma associated with addition, and training in how to use the medication.…

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VIDEO : Md. Expands Efforts To Meet Heroin / Opioid Crisis

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Operation Save a Life, a Maryland initiative to increase access to the overdose-reversing medication naloxone, is being expanded. Governor Larry Hogan joined Worcester Goes Purple Warriors Against Addiction Tuesday in Ocean City to talk about the launching of the Maryland Stop Overdose Strategy. Jolly Roger Amusement Park will keep supplies of naloxone in its ticket…

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Del. Allocates Funds From Opioid Impact Fee

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Delaware has begun to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars collected through an opioid impact fee that the state began to charge makers of opioids that are sold in Delaware under a law that was signed in June 2019. $700-thousand have now been allocated to several programs that help people who struggle with addiction issues…

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Naloxone by Mail

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If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction – naloxone can now be sent to you thanks to a partnership between Delaware Public Health and NEXT Distro. NEXT Distro is a non-profit organization and will provide naloxone at NO COST through the mail to Delaware residents who might not otherwise have access to…

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Naloxone Distribution, Training Offered In Seaford

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During the pandemic, another public health issue is still impacting lives and in some cases taking live – the overdose crisis. Doses of the overdose-reversal medication Naloxone were distributed at carside Monday in Seaford at a distribution and training event. It was hosted by Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, Aquila Behavioral Health of Delaware and the…

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Delaware Officials to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication

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Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) officials have announced they are distributing free kits of naloxone, the medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. DPH says they will be giving away the kits in all three counties, starting with an event on Saturday, March 2nd in New Castle. Later events likely in…

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Seaford Police Now Carry Naloxone

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Last fall all the officers in the Seaford Police Department were trained in the identification of opioid overdoses and the administering of Naloxone to a victim suffering from an opioid overdose.  As December 6th, all Seaford officers are now required to carry Naloxone with them on their patrol duties.  

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