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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Folks are trickling into a South Philadelphia library– it’s one of 80 locations throughout the State of Pennsylvania giving out free naloxone–the anti-overdose drug used to reverse opioid overdoses. The health department is participating in the state’s Stop Overdoses in PA Week.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is spearheading the training and naloxone giveaway programs like this, in an effort to tackle the rising opioid addiction throughout the state.  There is plenty of literature on overdose awareness and reversal training for people hoping to make a difference.

For Jason Wimmer, his trip here is personal.

“Three years ago I was a heroin addict, a heroin junkie. I‘ve been restored by the Lord. I wanna have this on my person just in case I come across somebody that might need the help,” Wimmer said.

Ashley Curreri works in the healthcare industry and has seen her share of overdoses in the community.

“There’s been times I’ve been at concerts and people they accidentally take something and they overdose and luckily most of the time they get help,” said Curreri.

Some skeptics believe programs like this may help to promote drug use instead of curbing it. Meg Carter has this to say about why she believes it changes and saves lives.

“If a person’s overdosing, you don’t know what part of their journey they’re in. So they may not be ready for treatment yet but maybe tomorrow they will be. So if you are saving a person’s life and tomorrow they are ready to enter treatment, any life saved is a life saved,” Carter says.

You can see all of the locations HERE.

As of 3:00 pm, the following locations in Pennsylvania, listed by region, are out of naloxone:

Northcentral

  • Centre Life Link EMS
  • Columbia County State Health Center
  • Lycoming County State Health Center
  • Montour County State Health Center
  • Northumberland County State Health Center
  • Snyder County – Selinsgrove Center
  • Sullivan – Dushore Fire Department
  • Tioga County State Health Center
  • Union County State Health Center

Northeast

  • Carbon County State Health Center
  • Lackawanna County State Health Center
  • Lehigh County State Health Center
  • Luzerne County State Health Center
  • Pike County State Health Center
  • Susquehanna County State Health Center
  • Wayne County State Health Center
  • Wyoming County State Health Center

Northwest

  • Clearfield County State Health Center
  • Crawford County State Health Center
  • Erie County – Blasco Library
  • Lawrence County State Health Center
  • Venango County State Health Center
  • Warren County State Health Center

Southcentral

  • Adams County State Health Center
  • Cumberland County State Health Center
  • Dauphin County State Health Center
  • Fulton County State Health Center
  • Huntingdon County State Health Center
  • Lebanon County State Health Center
  • Mifflin County State Health Center
  • Perry County State Health Center
  • York County State Health Center

Southeast

  • Lancaster County State Health Center
  • Schuylkill County State Health Center
  • Montgomery – all locations

Southwest

  • Beaver County State Health Center
  • Butler County State Health Center
  • Fayette County State Health Center
  • Greene County State Health Center
  • Indiana County State Health Center
  • Somerset County State Health Center
  • Westmoreland – both locations