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Brooke libraries add overdose kits

The Weirton Daily Times, January 12, 2024


EMERGENCY HELP — Alex Schneider, director of Brooke County Libraries, checks the ONEbox, an emergency kit with which anyone can aid an individual suffering from an overdose, found at the Wellsburg library. Through a partnership with the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, ONEboxes have been installed there and at the Follansbee library, mounted at the rear of the buildings near automated external defibrillators, which may be used to help a person experiencing a heart attack. -- Warren Scott


The Brooke County Libraries in Wellsburg and Follansbee have added an emergency kit that may be used to help someone suffering from a drug overdose.


Alex Schneider, the libraries’ director, said through a partnership with the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, ONEbox opioid reversal kits have been mounted on walls at the rear of the two libraries.




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