DINGMANS FERRY - On April 20, Pike County Alliance for Prevention Programs donated several emergency doses of Naloxone to Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance. Naloxone (Narcan) is a life-saving emergency medication given to the victims of opioid overdose including heroin.
The Pike County Alliance for Prevention Programs received the funding for the Naloxone from the Barbara Buchanan Endowment coordinated by the Greater Pike Community Foundation. Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp increasingly utilizes Naloxone to revive victims of opioid overdoses.
The cost of Naloxone continues to put a strain on the budgets of Pike County emergency services agencies.
The donation was given at the Reality Tour® held on April 20, 2017 at the Milford Bible Church. The Reality Tour® is a community-based drug prevention program designed as a single event to engage parents and children. The Reality Tour® is an award-winning program developed by CANDLE, Inc. that utilizes dramatic scenes balanced with coping skills to hopefully avoid drug experimentation by children.