I live in Alabama. This past year at a local End Heroin Bham Walk, they had a tent set up allowing civilians to register and get a 20 minute training demonstration on administering narcan. Once you went through the demonstration, they gave out, free of charge, little pouches that have 2 narca nasal pumps, instruction manual, etc in them. We also have monthly training meetings in surrounding areas for those of whom are interested in getting a narcan kit.
I absolutely think they’re so useful. My theory is, if using drugs, at least do so as safely as possible. So, if the fentanyl test trips were legalized I’d encourage my boyfriend to supply himself with some. He’s going to use either way. Until he reaches recovery. Why not create some peace of mind and responsibility in an irresponsible situation? That could perhaps save drug abusers lives? Even if it does provide a safety net, so to speak? Addicts don’t get clean bc their choices are dangerous and they realize they could lose their lives. The get clean bc of a whole jumble of reasonings. I don’t think having any resource to make using safer, is the end all to addicts getting on a road of recovery. In my opinion, it’s such a small aspect of a huge picture, that doesn’t majorly affect the big picture one way or the other.
I keep a narcan kit in my purse and one in our house at all time. His mom also has one with her. I think it’s remarkable that this small tiny tool could potentially save that 15 year old girl’s life who caved under peer pressure at a party or save that heroin addict that relapsed for the first time after being in recovery for awhile and used the same amount he did when he decided to finally get clean… not realizing his tolerance level isn’t as high anymore.