Utah Naloxone reaches major milestone

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) More than 3,000 people in Utah have a second chance at life thanks to the efforts of Utah Naloxone.

The report from One Voice Recovery says all of these life-saving doses were administered by non-medical members of our community who obtained rescue kits from Utah Naloxone or one of its Overdose Outreach Provider partners just for this purpose.

“Utah is one of only a handful of states to have a decrease in its overdose death rate, and I truly believe Naloxone has played the biggest role in that,” said Jennifer Plumb, medical director for Utah Naloxone. 

Naloxone reverses an opioid overdose if given in time, causing the effects of the opioid to reverse and bringing them back.

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