Kansas City Northeast Trains With Narcan Amid Rising Overdoses

A sign of the times and local efforts to encourage "harm reduction" rather crackdowns . . . Check-it:

Two weeks ago, they were trained to administer Narcan, and now, each guard carries three doses in their car. Community leaders here say its necessary, and that the Old Northeast has a bigger problem with homeless addicts than other neighborhoods might.

“They are somebody’s son or somebody’s daughter,” Bobbi Baker-Hughes, who manages both the Independence Avenue Community Improvement District and the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, said on Friday.

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