Area organization gives public Narcan training

Advocacy groups across the metro are training people on how to use Narcan, which is a drug that can reverse an overdose on heroin or other painkillers. 

This comes as Narcan becomes more available to the general public after Walgreens nationwide started to sell the product back in October.  

Monday night, the Steve Rummler HOPE Network met with people at the Apple Valley Library, showing them what to do if they come across someone overdosing. 

"We just never know when we might run into someone who might suffer from an opioid overdose," said Pam Lanhart, director of Thrive Family Support.

At the end of the class, each person went home with an overdose prevention kit.