Local organizations distrubite free Narcan kits once a week to fight opioid addiction

Anyone in the community is eligible to take one.

PEORIA - Local organizations continue to fight against opioids here in Central Illinois.

The Peoria Police Department, along with the human service center provide free Narcan kits. Anyone in the community is able to take one.

"You just don't know what you're getting on the streets anymore today," says Lynne Grimson, a drug and alcohol counselor at CADC." It's not just straight heroin. It's mixed with fentanyl... other opiates. It's very dangerous. As they always taught us in class, you're only one molecule away from death."

"Often times, it takes a little bit longer for EMS to get there," says third year medical student Joel Dennison, "so it's definitely great when we can actually have it out in the general public so they can be treated before actually arriving to the hospital."

This distribution happens every Wednesday from 1 to 3 PM at Peoria Fire Central.


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