The McCracken County Public Library will host a free Narcan giveaway and training for the public on Friday.

Four Rivers Behavioral Health, KentuckyCare, Purchase Area Health Connections, the McCracken County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and the McCracken County coroner are partnering for the training, which aims to equip the public with the knowledge and tools to save the lives of those who may be suffering opioid overdoses.

No registration is needed for the brief sessions, which will be held every 20 minutes and teach residents how to recognize an overdose and administer the reversal agent naloxone.

McCracken County Coroner Amanda Melton referenced a "cluster" of recent overdose deaths.

"This is our first step in coming together as a team to do what we can to prevent such loss of life."

Representatives of groups that provide treatment resources and referrals, including Heartland Cares and Four Rivers' Turning Point Recovery Community Center, also will be available to answer questions and give support.

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