Naloxone in Maryland schools
WORCESTER CO., MD. – The State of Maryland has been taking steps to fight the opioid epidemic and now that fight is reaching our schools.
The Worcester County Board of Education recently approved of the Narcan administration policy.
This approval means all school nurses and faculty members will be trained to administer Naloxone should a student ever overdose.
While some worry that having Naloxone on hand will give kids more of a reason to use, others like Dr. Michael Finegan with Peninsula Addiction Services say any tool that could save a life is worth keeping around.
“The sheer number of lives that are saved through the use of Naloxone far outweighs that one or two individuals that will use Naloxone as a safety net as otherwise to continue their drug use,” Dr. Finegan said.
The Narcan Administration Policy is part of the Start Talking Maryland Act.