Porter-Starke Services join “NaloxBox” initiative

STARKE COUNTY, Ind. -- Porter-Starke Services will be joining the statewide initiative to lower opioid-related deaths in Indiana by providing the public wider access to naloxone, the life-saving drug.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is the drug administered to individuals that are experiencing an opioid-related overdose.

Governor Eric Holcomb announced in February that the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction would be partnering with Overdose Lifeline, Inc. to expand access to naloxone.

“Making overdose response tools like naloxone readily available to any Hoosier who may encounter an individual suffering from an overdose is critical in addressing the drug epidemic. We’re committed to raising awareness about the need for bystanders to carry this lifesaving drug, which is why we’ve made it available via so many avenues, oftentimes at no cost to Hoosiers,” said Governor Holcomb in a press release from earlier this year.

Porter-Starke Services will be placing doses of naloxone, instructions for use and treatment referral cards on the exteriors of locations in Valparaiso, Portage, LaPorte and Knox for emergency situations.

“Removing the stigma and costs behind acquiring this life-saving medication removes a large barrier and provides the best form of overdose protection we currently have,” said Megan Fisher, Director of Recovery Engagement at Porter-Starke Services.

First responders, families, caregivers, and other individuals who would like to receive a supply of naloxone can visit here to register.

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