The Arkansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Overdose (PDO) Prevention Program was established with the goal of reducing deaths from drug overdoses. This program is supported by three grants which serve different parts of the state.
The Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose Prevention (PDO) grant covers Pope, Crittenden, and Miller counties. Its focus is to provide training and naloxone kits to both first responders in high need communities and treatment centers for family and support systems of those with opioid disorders.
The State Opioid Response II (SOR II) grant covers Johnson, Pike, Lincoln, Hempstead, Cleveland, and Hot Spring counties. This program currently offers a naloxone training course for first responders, and will soon offer two advanced training programs for law enforcement officers.
The First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) grant covers Arkansas, Mississippi, Randolph, and Independence counties. It focuses on training first responders in how to use Naloxone, distributing Naloxone, enhancing local advisory councils, and increasing health literacy.
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