By Madeline Coats
Editor, Mill Creek Beacon 

Narcan will no longer by funded by Snohomish County Human Services

Defunding of medication begins in January 2020


September 20, 2019

Snohomish County Human Services staff notified law enforcement partners in an email on June 28 that there will no longer be funding for the Opiate Overdose Prevention Project beginning in January.

Human Services had originally collaborated with law enforcement to develop the Opiate Overdose Prevention Project. In April 2015, the first naloxone/Narcan training began and naloxone was distributed to trained officers. 

Naloxone is a prescription medicine that temporarily stops the effect of opioids. This helps a person start to breathe again and wake up from an opioid overdose. In Washington s...

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