County mental health board to install Narcan vending machines in three county locations


The Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board is taking a big step to assist in the fight against opioid overdoses in the county.

The board plans to install three Narcan vending machines in the county thanks to receipt of a State Opioid and Stimulant Response grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The state received $97 million in federal funding in September 2022 to support local community efforts to prevent youth and adult drug and alcohol use, reduce overdose deaths, and increase access to addiction treatment and recovery services.