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Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid-induced drug overdose, but may require more than one dose in cases where the drug is cut with fentanyl.

JEFFERSONVILLE — The Clark County Health Department will offer free drive-through training to administer naloxone (Narcan), a drug that may reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. 

The training, which includes a naloxone kit, could be beneficial to anyone with a substance use disorder or has friends or family with a substance use disorder, the department said in a news release.

As of the end of September, the county had recorded 159 overdoses, which puts it on track for its highest-ever annual rate. 

The training Wednesday, Oct. 14 is free and lasts about 15 minutes, but participants are asked to register at Those attending will stay in their cars and should bring a mask. 

"Substance use disorder may have affected someone you know, a family member, relative, friend, classmate or co-worker," the news release said. "Together, as a community, we can make a difference by learning the signs, learning how to communicate the risk of drug use and by learning how to administer the lifesaving skill."

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