Naloxbox
December 7, 2023
Officials from the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County and Union County Health Department are pictured celebrating the installation of a Naloxbox, which contains the life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication, Naloxone. Pictured from left to right are Thomas Rogan, Project AWARE district coordinator with MHRBUC; Adam Negley, MHRBUC executive director; Lauren Putz, health educator with UCHD and Holly Zweizig, MHRBUC associate director. (Photo submitted)

Naloxbox installed at Mental Health and Recovery Board office

 

From Gazette staff reports

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County is working to improve health outcomes and to connect individuals struggling with addiction with treatment resources through the installation of a Naloxbox in their Main Street office.

“Naloxboxes” are installable wall units that can be placed in bathrooms, hallways or near first aid or AED kits. They hold up to two kits of Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal medication, and a CPR mask in case the person overdosing is not breathing.

Associate Director Holly Zweizig invited the Union County Health Department to train staff on overdose response and be present for the installation of another life-saving resource for c…

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