Special Constables at Laurier now equipped with naloxone kits and training

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A recent CBC story confirmed that officers at the Special Constable Service at Wilfrid Laurier University are now trained and qualified to administer naloxone, a life saving drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Speaking to CBC, Laurier’s director of communications and public affairs, Kevin Crowley, confirmed that 26 total officers at both Laurier campuses were trained to use the kits in the fall.

Crowley mentioned that this is part of the school’s proactive approach to addressing the opioid crisis on campus, where there have, fortunately, still not been any instances of opioid overdose connected to the university.

“It’s a proactive measure we hope we don’t have to use, but our special constable and nurses are prepared to use it if needed,” Crowley said to CBC.

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