Arkansas Naloxone Project aims to save lives due to substance abuse

Naloxone Project coordinators, are now making changes of their own, most recently creating the NARCANSAS app, the first of its kind in the United States.

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Arkansas Naloxone Project began in 2017.

"Providing Naloxone through different grants and different resources, funding resources. We developed a partner in this, the state did, with the Criminal Justice Institute, to help train law enforcement and other first responders how to administer Naloxone to save a life," said Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane.

Since its inception, 11,600 people throughout the state have been given kits and trained on how to administer it, saving 1,500 lives. Read more.

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