Hey Moms! Let’s Talk Naloxone (Narcan): A Life-Saver in Tuscarawas County

Hey Moms! Let’s Talk Naloxone (Narcan): A Life-Saver in Tuscarawas County – We know Ohio is struggling with the opioid crisis, but there’s so much we can do to combat it! Narcan is a life-saver, and very much needed here. If someone you know is using opioids, Narcan is essential in your arsenal to help protect their life. Find out where you can get a free Narcan kit right here on Newsymom!

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Hey there, mama! We all know how much you care about keeping your loved ones safe, especially your kiddos. But life can throw some curveballs, and sometimes people we know struggle with opioid addiction. That’s why it’s important to stay in the know and have the right tools to make a difference. Today, we’re going to chat about Naloxone, or as it’s often called, Narcan. It’s a superhero-like medication that can save lives for those who have overdosed on opioids. Today, we’re going to cover what it is, how it works, and what you can do if you know someone using opioids in our beloved Tuscarawas County.

Getting to Know Naloxone

So, what the heck is Naloxone? Well, it’s a medicine specifically designed to reverse opioid overdoses. It swoops in like a superhero, blocking the effects of opioids and helping the person breathe normally again. It’s super safe, with hardly any side effects to worry about. You can find it in different forms, like a nasal spray or an injectable solution.

How to Use Naloxone

Now, let’s talk about using Naloxone. You might be thinking, “Is this something I can handle?” Absolutely! Even if you’re not a medical expert, don’t sweat it. Naloxone nasal spray kits are designed to be user-friendly. Here’s the lowdown on how to use it:

  1. Spot the signs of an opioid overdose. Look for slow or shallow breathing, the person not responding, or their lips and nails turning blue.
  2. If you suspect an overdose, call 911 ASAP. Seriously, time is of the essence.
  3. While you’re waiting for help to arrive, grab the Naloxone nasal spray and follow the instructions. Take it out of the package, stick it up their nose, and push the plunger firmly to release the medication. Use the above video on what you should do next!
  4. Stick by the person’s side and keep an eye on them until the pros show up.

Remember, using Naloxone doesn’t replace the need for professional help. So, make sure to call for medical assistance pronto.

Save this graphic to your phone to know the signs of overdose! Additionally, check out more info on the Ohio Department of Health’s page: Tips and Education

Taking Action in Tuscarawas County

Alright, let’s get down to business and talk about taking action here in Tuscarawas County. The Tuscarawas County Health Department is totally on board with helping us out. They’re offering free Narcan kits to residents to combat the opioid crisis! These kits contain Naloxone and simple instructions on how to use it.

So, how do you get your hands on one of these life-saving kits? Here are your options:

  1. Give the Tuscarawas County Health Department a shout at (330) 343-5555, x. 1070.
  2. Shoot them an email at narcan@tchdnow.org, and let them know you need a free Narcan kit.
  3. Hop on over to their website at https://www.tchdnow.org/request-a-naloxone-kit.html. You can request your kit online via Project DAWN.

By taking this small step, you’re arming yourself with the tools to save lives and make a positive impact in our community.

Get Your Narcan Kit Today To Make an Impact in Tuscarawas County

Your love, care, and determination can truly make a difference in the lives of those dealing with opioid addiction. Naloxone is like a secret weapon that can provide a lifeline when things get tough. Having a Narcan kit ready to go means you’ve got the power to save lives right here in Tuscarawas County. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Tuscarawas County Health Department today and snag your free Narcan kit!

Remember, your support and kindness are real game-changers. Together, let’s stand tall, protect our loved ones, and make positive waves in our community. To grab your free Narcan kit, reach out to the Tuscarawas County Health Department at (330) 343-5555 x. 1070, email narcan@tchdnow.org, or visit their website at https://www.tchdnow.org/request-a-naloxone-kit.html. Stay strong, stay informed, and let’s be the heroes our community needs!

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional for guidance on specific health concerns.

Melissa Klatt


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