Fitchburg substance abuse-prevention chief looks to break cycle

Having more people — everyday citizens and employees of local gathering spots — equipped with Narcan could reduce fatalities, she said.

“People with a substance abuse issue look just like everyone else, and often it is invisible,” she said. “So if someone does overdose, the more people there to assist the better.”

Christensen, whose position falls under the Board of Health’s authority, noted two upcoming events aimed at tackling the accessibility of prescription drugs in the home.

A presentation by representatives from the office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1 at the senior center will focus on the safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs, she said.

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