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2024 OFR National Forum: Naloxone Distribution

Publication Date: 3/13/2024

Lucas County, Ohio, Corrections Center Naloxone Vending Machine Project 

After identifying a concerning increase in overdose fatalities within a week to several months of leaving incarceration, the Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio, Overdose Fatality Review Committee made a recommendation to create access to naloxone for inmates, a practice that was ended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the help of community partners and a Bureau of Justice Assistance initiative, Lucas County implemented a multilevel approach to make naloxone available, including the implementation of a vending machine. 

Post-fatal Incident: How Coroners Can Play a Role in Overdose Prevention 

This presentation examines Berkeley County, South Carolina, trends in generational/social substance use within households, highlighting a strategic recommendation to leverage county coroners for prevention. Learn how county coroners are actively involved in providing naloxone and treatment resources to households affected by recent fatal overdose cases. The presenters will delve into the collaborative efforts of prevention teams addressing household opioid availability and discuss the additional considerations for an on-scene peer recovery support specialist.   

Keywords: Naloxone