Heroin overdose reversal drug could soon be in schools

SCHOOLS ARE COPING WITH THE CRISIS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. WHEN SHE OVERDOSED TWO YEARS AGO, SHE DID SO IN FRONT OF HER MOM AND TWO YOUNG CHILDREN. >> IT WAS TWICE IN TWO WEEKS. REPORTER IN BOTH CASES, SHE WAS RESCUED BY NARCAN. >> I THANK GOD FOR IT BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO GO AFTER OUR CHILDREN. IT REALLY IS. >> SHE THINKS IT SHOULD BE STORED IN MEDICINE CABINETS. MANY EXPERTS AGREE. >> NOBODY WAS TO THANK OUR CHILDREN ARE EXPOSED TO THIS OR THAT THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE DOING THIS DRUG BUT THE REALITY IS IT IS HAPPENING EVERY DAY. PRIVATE, PUBLIC, IT DOESN’T MATTER. >> THEY TEACH ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN HOW TO USE IT. >> SOME DISTRICTS ARE INTERESTED IN IT AND WE’RE PRETTY SURE IT WILL BE HAPPENING DOWN THE ROAD. REPORTER: IN KENTUCKY, THEY WILL SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT TRAINING SCHOOL NURSES TO USE NARCAN IN THE FALL. AFTER THAT, THEY COULD START KEEPING IT ON HAND. MARY HAGE HEADS PREVENTION FIRST, AN ORGANIZATION THAT CONDUCTS ANNUAL SURVEYS. LESS THAN 2% REPORTED USING HEROINE. THEY KNOW THAT NUMBER COULD SPIKE. >> I DON’T THINK THEY WANT TO DIE.

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