LANSING - Following new Michigan legislation, which allows everyone access to narcan, the drug used to reverse drug overdose, The Fledge held an informational event training people on how to use the drug.
The training event took place on Thursday, March 28 and several people came out looking for information and training about narcan. Many came prepared to ask questions about the opioid crisis as others took notes about the impacts this epidemic has had in our communities. Others shared stories of their loved ones who battled with the addiction including the owner of The Fledge.
"I had a daughter who passed away of a fentanyl overdose," Jerry Norris, owner of The Fledge said. "She was knocked out for over 20 minutes. Narcan would have saved her life if the establishment would have had it and if somebody would have been trained to be there. So I think that if we spread it around and make it available to people, people aren't born addicts typically and we're doing this to them. These are our problems that we need to help fix and we need to buy people life."
Everyone who attended the training session was sent home with their own narcan kit.