Media, PA – District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer and Delaware County Council announced today that the Delco Prevention & Recovery Coalition (the “Coalition”) will be holding a Narcan giveaway event at 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby from 3:00pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
In announcing the event, Council member Kevin Madden stated that “Narcan is incredibly easy to administer, and it can reverse an overdose within minutes – and minutes matter when it comes to overdoses. You absolutely cannot overdose on Narcan – but you absolutely can save a life with it. As a Coalition, we want to do everything we can to get Narcan out into the community.”
Stollsteimer noted that questions about liability are often raised in connection with Narcan administration. “It is important for people to realize that under Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan law, a person can’t get into trouble for administering Narcan, and Narcan has no potential for abuse. In addition, the public should know that the administration of Narcan to someone who is not actually having an overdose will not endanger them,” said Stollsteimer.
The office of Coalition member State Senator Tim Kearney plans to stock the bags that the Coalition has assembled, each of which contains two doses of Narcan, as well as information about recovery. “Stigma continues to be an obstacle for individuals struggling with addiction,” said Kearney. He continued, “By making Narcan available to constituents on a free, no-questions-asked basis, we hope to normalize the presence of Narcan in medicine cabinets throughout Delaware County. When it comes to overdoses, everyone can be a first responder.”