Hawai‘i Island Fentanyl Task Force schedules free Narcan giveaway in Pāhoa
The Hawai‘i Island Fentanyl Task Force will be at the Maku‘u Farmers Market in Pāhoa on Saturday doing a free Narcan giveaway.
Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a nasal spray used by first responders to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The task force will be giving away two nasal sprays per family/car.
Hawai’i County created a Fentanyl Task Force last year to deal with the growing epidemic of overdose deaths from the super deadly drug that is plaguing the nation and claimed the lives of Big Island residents.
Illicit fentanyl is so dangerous because it is 50 times more deadly than heroin. Just a tiny amount of fentanyl, as little as two milligrams (about one grain of Hawaiian salt) can be fatal in a non-opioid-tolerant person.