Osage Nation Holds Narcan Drive on June 30 Ahead of 'High Risk' 4th of July Weekend
June 28, 2023
The Osage Nation is hosting a free harm reduction event on Friday, June 30, in Hominy, Okla., to distribute the life-saving overdose reversal drug Naloxone into the community.
At the event, held by the Osage Nation Counseling Center (ONCC) and funded by a grant from the Indian Health Service (IHS) Community Opioid Intervention pilot project, attendees will receive free doses of Naloxone - more commonly known by the brand name Narcan - and training on how to use it.
It's the second such event ONCC held in less than 30 days - the Tribe's first-ever harm reduction event was held on June 7 and was successful in distributing more than 50 doses of Narcan to Osage County community members.
Friday's event was originally scheduled for mid-July, but Jennifer McGlothlin, the clinical compliance coordinator at the Osage Nation Counseling Center, told Native News Online they saw a critical opportunity ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.