Dearborn’s Department of Health Unveils Narcan Vending Machine – Press & Guide

In a move to demonstrate that Dearborn has been more proactive than reactive when it comes to opioid abuse and overdoses, Mayor Abdullah Hammoud and Public Health Director Ali Abazid installed at least two Narcan vending machines at the John D. Dingell Transit Center on Wednesday. unveiled the first from

Located within the lobby of the train station, 21201 Michigan Avenue, the vending machine carries individual packages of Narcan that can be obtained for free. The program allows the Dearborn public to obtain units of Narcan—a life-saving drug proven to reverse overdoses—at a convenient central location at no cost to residents.

The purpose of a Narcan vending machine is not only to obtain the drug in case of emergency, but also to have it ready and stocked for people to use when a friend or family member is in need of anti-opioid medication. Is.

“We are actively encouraging everyone to have access to Narcan,” Hamood said.

Stocking up on Narcan was a preventive measure, he said.

“Let’s say it’s like putting out a fire,” he said. “You want to have this in your home. You hope you never have to use a fire extinguisher, but it’s always good to have one on hand.

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