WHAS11: ‘We need this stuff’: Scott County initiatives help fight overdoses, addiction


According to CDC data, Indiana saw a 32% rise in fatal overdoses from April 2020 to April 2021.

Indiana county fights rising fatal overdoses

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. — Scott County, Indiana is home to the state’s newest resource to fight the opioid epidemic and growing concern around overdoses.

Scott Memorial Health received a Narcan vending machine last week. It is one of 19 statewide, providing the medication free of charge.

Another machine was placed in Clark County earlier this year

Facility medical director Dr. John Croasdell said Narcan is a life-saving medication physicians use to bring people back from the brink of an opioid overdose. 

By providing doses free to the public, he hopes to save lives and encourage people to get help. 

“The more that it’s available, the more lives that can be saved and the more people that hopefully will take the next step and get into recovery,” Croasdell said.

According to CDC data, Indiana saw a 32% increase in fatal overdoses from April 2020 to April 2021. 

Read this full article at: https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/indiana/scott-county-scott-memoria-lhealth-initiatives-fight-overdoses-addiction-narcan-vending-machine-indiana/

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