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City nets $2 million grant for naloxone distribution

Dr. Kraig Humbaugh joined Mayor Jim Gray, Commissioner of Social Services Chris Ford, and Sheriff Kathy Witt this morning as the City of Lexington received a $2 million federal grant to be used over four years to primarily fund naloxone kits to be distributed by the health department. Naloxone is used to reverse overdoses from opioids, including heroin. The city will also hire an overdose prevention coordinator to get people who have overdosed into treatment, Gray announced.

Learn more about the grant here!

You can also watch the entire press conference: Mayor Gray’s Facebook Live stream.

 

 

 

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