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IDOC now offering naloxone kits to offenders upon release

The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) will now offer an opioid reversal kit to each offender upon their release.

Naloxone, or Narcan, is a medication approved to reverse overdose by opioids by blocking the effects of an overdose, and can be the difference between life and death.

During an offender’s pre-release medical screening, they will be asked if they would like to leave with a free naloxone kit, which includes one dose of the medication, instructions for use and a referral card for treatment.

Overdose Lifeline, Inc., has provided 2,255 kits to the IDOC for distribution. Data will be collected over time to determine how many kits leave each facility.

A list of resources around naloxone may be found at the Indiana Department of Health website at optin.in.gov.

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1 comment

Rick November 12, 2020 at 7:49 am

Get out of jail and get a kit so you can do drugs again. WOW we have a bunch of Dumb A___ that think this is a good idea. Then we wonder why crime is up. Give them a bible and teach them about GOD!

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