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Overdose Survivors Will Receive Home Visit

A new outreach program in Lehigh County is targeting overdose survivors, providing them with a “home support visit” within 48-72 hours.

As reported by Lehigh Valley Live, Lehigh County officials announced an outreach program that would kick in after a person is saved by the opioid overdose antidote naloxone.

Blue Guardian will be part of the Illicit Drug Identification and Tracking System that is being developed by the Lehigh County Regional Investigation Center along with Computer Aid Inc., District Attorney Jim Martin said in a statement.

“I want to assure everyone that this act will be scrupulously followed and no such prosecution will be pursued in Lehigh County,” Martin stated.

Blue Guardian involves a “home support visit” within 48-72 hours, the county said Wednesday. A police officer, from where the overdose victim lives, and a certified recovery specialist from Treatment Trends will go to the home to “re-engage the individual or family and provide resources to both,” a news release from Martin’s office says.

“The ultimate goal is twofold: Getting the individual into the treatment needed and providing resources to the person’s family,” the county says.

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