Grand Rapids Overdose Prevention
Opioid overdose is a national epidemic and Kent County has not been spared, with deaths from accidental drug overdose surpassing automobile accidents. However, every overdose fatality is highly preventable. Naloxone (Narcan®) is a prescription medication that can safely and effectively reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. As of 2015, over 1,000 individuals in the Grand Rapids community have been trained to use Naloxone, leading to more than 200 saved lives!