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Cabell County Embracing the Use of Naloxone for Drug Overdoses

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Cabell County is often thought of as ground zero for the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, but the county is working to expand its substance abuse services. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department began a needle exchange program in the fall to prevent the spread of diseases like Hepatitis and HIV linked to drug use and now is offering a course teaching community members how to administer Naloxone.