Alexandria launches Narcan delivery program

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Alexandria launches Narcan delivery program
Alexandria City Hall. (Photo/Missy Schrott)
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By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com

The City of Alexandria has launched a delivery program to assist residents in obtaining Narcan, a nasal spray that can save the lives of those experiencing an opioid overdose, according to an Oct. 2 news release.

The program comes in response to a concerning increase in opioid overdose deaths, potentially connected to “individual and collective stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to the release.

Residents can obtain a free delivery of Narcan by emailing their name and address to emily.bentley@ alexandriava.gov or by calling 703-746-4888 and setting up an appointment. For more information on other ways to obtain Narcan, which is available at pharmacies without a prescription, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

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