In a collaborative effort with the City of New Albany, the Floyd County Health Department led by Dr. Tom Harris, the Floyd County Health Officer, has provided the New Albany Police Department with Narcan.
Narcan is an opioid antagonist that binds to opioid receptors in the brain to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
One hundred and fifty doses of Narcan have been provided to the NAPD by the Health Department. Jennifer Kramer, Public Health Nurse with the FCHD, trained officers in the use of the lifesaving drug.
Efforts by the FCHD to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic also include a partnership with Our Place Drug and Alcohol Services and the placement of Opioid Rescue Boxes around Floyd County.
The locations of the boxes, which are accessible to anyone, are listed below.
St. Marks United Church of Christ— 222 E Spring Street, New Albany
Floyd County Token Club— 506 Pearl Street, New Albany
Pints and Union—114 East Market Street, New Albany
The Hitching Post – 115 West Market Street, New Albany
Nomad Church Collective— 1423 East Oak Street, New Albany
Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services—400 East Spring Street, New Albany
Floyd County Health Department—1917 Bono Road, New Albany
Sojourn Church—2023 Ekin Avenue, New Albany
Floyd County Public Library—180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Indiana University Southeast – In each of Student Lodges
Wesley Chapel UMC – 2100 Highway 150, Floyds Knobs
St. John’s United Presbyterian – 1307 E. Elm Street, New Albany
Southern Indiana Homeless Coalition Office – 1218 E Oak Street, New Albany