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 (two) grants which serve different parts of the state.
The State Opioid Response III (SOR III) grant covers Fulton, Perry, Yell, Sevier, Lafayette, Clark, Newton, Nevada, and Dallas counties. This program currently offers an online naloxone training course for first responders, and two advanced training programs for law enforcement officers – Advanced Overdose Investigation and Advanced Methamphetamine Investigation.
The First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) grant covers Calhoun, Prairie, Desha, Bradley, Monroe, and Phillips counties. It focuses on training first responders on how to use Naloxone, enhancing local advisory councils, and increasing health literacy through prevention education.
Both programs provide free naloxone kits and refills when the naloxone is administered.
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