Families First Health and Support Center is one of 10 New Hampshire facilities designated to receive atomizers for administering the opiate antidote Narcan.
New Hampshire Healthy Families announced Monday that it will be shipping more than 200 of the free atomizers to neighborhood health centers and providers. They can then be distributed to caregivers, making it easier for those struggling with substance abuse to get the help they need in the event of an overdose. Naloxone is an easy-to-use, lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of overdose from heroin or other opioids.
NH Healthy Families is also launching a dedicated resource line for providers, which will help doctors identify treatment options for addiction over the phone. These new tools come as Gov. Maggie Hassan and state public health leaders call for health care providers to intensify their efforts to combat the opioid crisis and reduce the number of opioid-related overdose deaths suffered by New Hampshire residents.
The atomizers allow a caregiver to deliver the life-saving drug Narcan through a nasal mist.

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