Myrtle Beach Police Department recognized at Governor’s Opioid Summit

Myrtle Beach Police Department wins award for effective use of Narcan
MBPD was recognized at the Governor's Opioid Summit today for the lives they have saved by administration of Narcan. (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)
MBPD was recognized at the Governor's Opioid Summit today for the lives they have saved by administration of Narcan. (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach Police Department was recognized at the 2018 Governor's Opioid Summit for the lives they have saved through administering Narcan.

A letter from Governor Henry McMaster says:

The opioid crisis is one that has invaded so many aspects of the lives of South Carolinians and of families across the country. We have recognized that the only way to address this statewide public health emergency is to bring together state agencies, private partners, law enforcement, healthcare providers, first responders, and community members to combat the growing epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and deaths.

On the Summit's website, it is described as an opportunity for behavioral health professionals, law enforcement, healthcare workers, representatives of state and local government, clergy, advocates, and other caring individuals to come together and collaborate on how to meet this epidemic head-on and save lives.

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