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Anti-overdose kits go to drug addicts

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Nicole Bienmann, housing coordinator for the CHOW Project, talked about the contents of the anti-overdose kit with a recipient Monday at Harris United Methodist Church in Honolulu.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    The kits, above, contain two sterile syringes and two vials that each contain 1 milliliter of naloxone, which blocks opioids from the body’s neuro-transmitters, halting an overdose.

The needle-exchange CHOW Project and University Health Partners of Hawai‘i began handing out the first of 50 free anti-overdose kits to Oahu drug users on Monday to try to keep opioid abusers alive. Read more

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