By WDTV News Staff Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 1:42 PM EDT
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - West Virginia’s addiction and mental health helpline, HELP4WV, is aiming to reduce the amount of overdose deaths in the state. They’re doing this by urging West Virginians to become “Naloxone Heroes” by obtaining free doses of the overdose reversal drug, naloxone. Naloxone is simple for anyone to administer, and it’s extremely effective at counteracting opioid overdoses, which could save a multitude of lives in the mountain state. A few common opioids include heroin, fentanyl, or oxycodone.