Over 40% of workers told us they have had some sort of Naloxone training.
These individuals are then expected to purchase their own needle-based kits at the cost of hundreds of dollars. These kits require the first responder to inject Naloxone into the person suffering an overdose. This can be intimidating for first time responders, and poses a risk to the worker administering it.
Officially recognized first responders like police officers are being issued simpler nasal spray Naloxone kits. Government should be providing these at little to no cost to front line workers in recognition of their work as first responders. Saving lives should not cost the first responder money.