Seven West Virginia colleges and universities have signed up to install “Naloxboxes” on campus to help when someone overdoses. The boxes contain naloxone and other supplies, plus instructions via video that can be found on people’s phones by scanning a code. At BridgeValley Community and Technical College, their Naloxbox will hang at the information desk, right next to the First Aid kit. “If you don’t have it on standby right then and there it is a good possibility that is going to be your last day here,” Christian Gilbert, a student who is in recovery told WOWK. “I think it is really important that we have something like that.”
The boxes are provided for free through the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute and the West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network. Organizers will refill them when needed.
“It is very easy just for someone to take the wrong thing and get mixed up with the wrong drug,” Gilbert told the station. “It is better to have Narcan on standby that way we can save a life.”Read more here.