PRISM Designated as Naloxone Access Point
A Golden Valley nonprofit now has a life-saving tool available for anyone struggling with opioid addiction.
Earlier this year, PRISM became a naloxone access point, which means that visitors can ask for free overdose response kits.
The kits come with three syringes, some personal protective equipment, and three vials of naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
“Opioid addiction, it’s a huge issue right now,” said Allysen Hoberg, PRISM program director. “And so in providing basic need services like food, clothing, and housing, this is just another tool that we have to assist the families in our community.”
“No one is immune from this overdose crisis, right? And even in a city like Golden Valley where we think crime is low and whatever, there are still people struggling with substance use issues,” said Randy Anderson, founder of Bold North Recovery, who also serves on the city’s PEACE Commission. “And just having the ability for someone to access this life-saving medication anywhere is really crucial.”
PRISM has more than 30 kits available. To find other naloxone access points, you can find more information via the Steve Rummler HOPE Network.
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