Catholic Church Gives Out Heroin Antidote Narcan at Family Festival

An Ohio church hosting a family festival added a new element to the festivities this year: handing out Narcan, the nasal spray used as an antidote for people overdosing on heroin and other opioids.

Jeremy Bauer, the church operations manager at Holy Family Parish in Cincinnati said he decided to offer the drug after witnessing three people within a few weeks overdose on heroin in front of his church and nearby.

“It was a bold step,” Bauer tells PEOPLE. “We’re showing there’s no...

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