LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - Leaders in Lancaster County say in 2020, so far, they’ve seen more than 200 overdoses and an estimated 40 overdose-related deaths.
In fact, officials with Counseling Services of Lancaster said the county is deemed a hot spot in the state for opioid overdoses.
That’s why they are preparing for a Community Narcan Drive-Thru Health Fair that is set to take place on Tuesday, December 1st.
At the event families will get a bag with items in it like two doses of Narcan so they can have in hand in case they or a family member overdoses.
LaNisha Stover Blair, the Prevention Director, says this event is called “Hope for the Holidays” because this season already brings stress, and with the COVID pandemic, even more anxiety is added to the mix.
Blair is hoping people will get this Narcan and put it in their First Aid kit in an effort to potentially save a life.
Blair said this event will have many other resources for families including a way to sign up for Toys for Tots, The United Way will also be attending as well as the sheriff’s office, police department and even Santa himself for the kids.
It will be held in the back parking lot of their main street facility from 4 pm until 7 pm on December 1 on Main Street in Lancaster.
Hope for the Holidays
Narcan Drive-Thru Health Fair
Tuesday, December 1st
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
114 S. Main Street, Lancaster, S.C.