West Virginia Public Broadcasting | By Randy Yohe
Naloxone kits will soon be available at West Virginia colleges and universities statewide.
West Virginia’s Drug Intervention Institute and the Collegiate Recovery Network have teamed up to supply the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug, often referred to by its brand name, Narcan.
The boxes, called ONEbox, include two doses of intranasal naloxone, a mask, gloves and sanitary wipes.
Dr. Susan Bissett, president of the intervention institute, said more than half of all 26 state campuses have signed up for the naloxone kits. She points out that college campuses are often the center of a community and data shows students are prone to drug experimentation.