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Wentzville father using son's tragic death to save lives

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WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A Wentzville business owner partnered with state and local agencies to train citizens about administering Narcan.

Adam Hendrix says he didn’t want another parent to have to go through what his family went through when his 23-year-old son died from a heroin overdose.

He bought several hundred Narcan kits costing him around $12,000.

He started facilitating training sessions but recently went to the Wentzville Police Department to help facilitate a larger training session.

Residents went through a 30-minute session Monday evening and left with their own personal Narcan kit. Each kit was equipped with two Narcan nasal sprays.

They were trained to detect to know if a person is overdosing from an opioid.

Numbers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show opioid-related deaths have spiked in the last several years.

In Missouri, 914 people died from an opioid overdose in 2016.  

For more information on this training, contact the Wentzville Police Department.

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