Narcan, Author Evilleavenger
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The Los Angeles school district will be distributing narcan (naloxone) at all levels, from kindergarten through high school . Staff training in the drug’s use is slated to start in October .
The rate of overdoses in Los Angeles county (believed related to fentanyl) has increased by 1700% since 2016 . At least seven teens overdosed this past month alone. Narcan temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose.
The administration of a narcotic antidote is yet another task unrelated to education we are assigning our teachers. However necessary such intervention may be, it does nothing to address the underlying problems. Continue reading