Jun 1st, 2022
Over the last year there have been approximately 19,000 opioid related deaths in the United States. Missouri alone saw an increase of 15% of opioid related deaths. Missouri is ranked 32nd among all states for drug overdose death rates in 2020 and is the #1 leading cause of death among adults age 18-44.
The Butler County Health Department has partnered with Missouri Highlands to bring to our community the first Narcan vending machine in the state of Missouri!!! It is located inside the lobby of the health department. It is free of charge and no training or identification required. There are vouchers and Narcan Instruction sheets on the wall to the right of the machine. Come by the health department and check it out!!