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NARCAN TRAINING — Kristie Blanchet, one of the guest speakers with the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Task Force, trains Re’Jeana Craft, Harrison County Search and Rescue Chief, on how to properly administer an emergency dose of Narcan (Noxylone) nasal spray to people suffering a heroin overdose.
S&R joins fight against heroin abuse

By Josh Shepherd, News writer
Contrary to prevailing popular opinion, Jim Thaxton, coordinator of the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Response Task Force (HIRT), argued Thursday evening that greater access to Narcan (Naloxone) for police, emergency personnel and families does not encourage people addicted to heroin.
It may, however, be responsible for saving lives that the opiate is taking at an alarming rate, he said.

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