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Narcan, Vivitrol Closing Heroin ‘360 Treatment’ Loop

(Observer Reporter, Mar 11) Washington County is becoming the model for how to treat the heroin overdose epidemic. 60 percent of police departments are now carrying Narcan, a medication used to revive overdose victims. Vivitrol apart of a new post-treatment drug regimen is helping addicts stay clean. Canonsburg Mayor Dave Rhome and other members of the “Communities Moving Forward” anti-heroin committee discussed an initiative for “360-degree treatment” from overdose or arrest, to jail or treatment, and ultimately release and further therapy. READ MORE