Maine Monitor Interviews Soucier About Providing Naloxone in Schools

The Maine Monitor spoke to Daniel Soucier, a research associate at the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, about the benefit of having medication like naloxone that rapidly counteracts drug overdoses available in schools. ”In a lot of ways it’s like having a fire extinguisher on site or say a life preserver on a boat. In case an emergency arises, especially in the current fentanyl wave of the overdose crisis, the sooner you can respond to an overdose the better. … It may not necessarily be for students. Although if a student were to overdose in the school, immediate response would be the best-case scenario,” Soucier said.