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Narcan now available at TUSD high schools

School health offices stocked with the lifesaving drug
Posted at 3:28 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 18:28:43-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - High school health officials in Tucson Unified School District are now stocked with Narcan, a district official confirmed Tuesday.

Narcan is a nasal spray version of the drug naloxone, which can be used to revive those overdosing on opioids.

A district official says Narcan is currently available in school health offices, though school safety teams will carry the drug once they're trained.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, there have been close to 20,000 opioid overdoses between June 15 and March 28 this year.

Tucson Police Department patrol officer's also carry Narcan.

Pima County Sheriff's Department deputies were recently issued Narcan for individual first aid kits, and School Resource Officers.