Carson City residents trained in administering drug to reverse overdose

Hannah McDonald, director of Partnership Carson City, distributed Deterra drug deactivation kits to residents of Richards Crossing, which provides housing for homeless and extremely low-income residents as well as job training, life skills coaching and related supportive services.

Drake Dembke has lost two friends to opioid overdose. One was dropped off by his friends in front of the emergency room, the other was left by the side of the road.
“As a recovering heroin addict myself, I’ve seen what it does,” he said. “It sucks.”

Working with the Life Change Center, Dembke — now three years clean — spends his time helping others.
In tandem with Hannah McDonald, director of Partnership Carson City, Dembke hosted a workshop for residents of Richards Crossing on Friday.

Richards Crossing provides housing for homeless and extremely low-income residents as well as job training, life skills coaching and related supportive services.

Dembke trained residents how to use the nasal spray Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Continue to full story >