Greene County Public Health installs free naloxone kiosks

Greene County Public Health is installing 12 kiosks with free naloxone — the overdose reversal medicine.

The kiosks have 24 boxes, each with two nasal sprays. Each kiosk has QR codes for a training video and for an app called the Brave App, which users can download and connect with someone who will assist them by calling EMS or 911 on their behalf during drug use.

According to the CDC, Ohio ranks in the top ten of the highest rate overdose deaths in the country — almost 50%.

Melodie Kingsley, from the harm reduction team, said these kiosks will help combat stigma to getting help.