Opioid overdoses have increased steadily since 2018 in Virginia. Rockbridge County Public Schools. Administrators, and school nurses can now administer Narcan to reverse opioid overdoses in schools.
EMTs can use the drug Naloxone to stop overdoses as they happen. The drug blocks opioid receptors in the brain.
The state has declared opioid addiction a public health emergency, and Narcan is now available locally. But some argue the problem of drug addiction isn’t a new one.