McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition receives 1,000 doses of NARCAN Nasal Spray
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) and State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) thank AptarGroup and Adapt Pharma for their donation today of 1,000 doses of NARCAN Nasal Spray to the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition.
NARCAN (naloxone) Nasal Spray is an emergency treatment that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when an adequate dose is administered in time. The nasal spray delivers a 4 mg dose of naloxone without any required assembly or specialized medical training.
“The need for this kind of treatment here in McHenry County is as high as ever,” said Sen. Althoff. “It’s unfortunate, but lives are being destroyed every day in Illinois by the opioid and heroin epidemic. I am thrilled Aptar is recognizing that need here in my home community. Today’s donation will truly make a difference and will save the lives of so many who fall into opioid addiction.”
“Naloxone is saving lives every single day,” said Sen. McConchie. “Just last year, McHenry County saw 58 deaths attributed to opioid overdoses—that’s 80 percent of all overdose deaths in the county for 2017. Today’s donation, along with the efforts of the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition, will help ensure that there is access across the county to naloxone.”