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Opiate 'antidote' program to continue in Trumbull County

WARREN, Ohio -

The Trumbull County Health Department has received a grant, which will allow the agency to continue its Project DAWN program into 2016.  

The grant money will be used to purchase 100 Naloxone kits.  Naloxone is the drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  Throughout 2015, the department handed out 96 kits.

"We've had four successful reversals out of the kits we've given.  Two of those we know definitely went into treatment.  So, that is always a positive as well because again, we know that we are doing that program to save lives, but then ultimately we are hoping those people will be able to break that cycle and go into treatment," said Kathy Parrilla.

In order to get the free life saving kits, friends and family must complete an hour educational session.

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