Officials host Naloxone training after spike in overdoses

MILLSBORO, Del. – Labor Day weekend brought six suspected overdose deaths across the state of Delaware, including four in Sussex County, and now officials are hoping to help.

The Division of Public Health hosted Naloxone training and distribution on Friday in Millsboro, hoping to raise awareness about opioids and drug use.

Participants were able to get a full demonstration on how to use an overdose-reversing naloxone kit and ask any questions.

Officials say that today’s event was critical to making sure anyone and everyone is prepared in case of an overdose.

“The importance of this type of response is to get the medication into the hands of someone that can help, so the friends, the family members, the loved ones, that are in a position to actually respond to an overdose,” Brent Waninger, Program Coordinator, said.

Officials are also educating people about an app called Opi Rescue Delaware.  Once downloaded, the app can help people make anonymous submissions so that authorities can keep track of where and when overdoses happen.

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