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Nampa organization helping those struggling with opioid addiction

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Nampa Narcan is hoping to reduce the number of opioid related overdoses and hospitalizations here in the Treasure Valley.

The initiative is a partnership with The Nampa Fire Department's EMS workers. The goal of the organization is to provide aid and resources to those struggling with addiction.

They take the guess work out of treatment options through peer coordination. Nampa Narcan owner, Jacob Evans tells CBS2.

"I think that one of the biggest hurdles for anyone seeking recovery, speaking as a former opioid addict myself, is that there is this huge gap in terms of the resources available versus our ability to navigate those resources," Evans said.

He say's at Nampa Narcan, they help guide those struggling with addiction by providing a path that works for them.

"When you reach out, whether there's been an overdoes or not, you can reach out and receive a treatment plan and have someone walk with you and your particular circumstances. Help you build a resource wealth. Help you find access to the best therapeutics to your situation," he said.

According to the Idaho department of Health & Welfare, In Idaho 271 people have died from opioid overdoses in 2022 alone.

Another 755 were hospitalized because of opioids.

Nampa Narcan's services are free. For more information, click here.

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