Wicomico offering virtual Narcan training, contactless Narcan delivery

WICOMICO CO., Md. – The Wicomico County Health Department is now offering Narcan training over the phone and contactless Narcan delivery to help combat the opioid epidemic amidst COVID-19.

Health officials say although they don’t have final numbers yet, it does appear that there’s been an increase in overdoses amidst the pandemic. But the important thing to know is that there are still plenty of resources for people seeking treatment or who want to get help for an addiction.

“This is a difficult time for individuals who don’t struggle with addiction and who don’t struggle with their mental health. They’re experiencing the negative impacts if this. So those who are struggling with addiction and mental health prior to this pandemic, it’s just a really difficult time,” says Christina Bowie-Simpson, the Opioid Coordinator with the Wicomico County Health Department.

Wicomico County’s Safe Station located at Suite 101, 801 North Salisbury Boulevard is closed for meetings but is still accessible for people who need help.

If you need help with an addiction, would like to get trained in administering Narcan or want information about contactless Narcan delivery reach out to the Community Outreach Addictions Team (COAT) at 443-783-6875.

Click here for more information on Wicomico County’s Community Outreach Addictions Team.

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