Narcan at WKU now available as students move in for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Western Kentucky University is now supplying Narcan, a life-saving tool for those who suffer a drug overdose in campus residence halls.

With M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan students moving in, the nasal spray is readily available for them when and if they need it.

The life-saving drug is stored inside EID boxes around campus. If a student or resident assistant grabs it, 911 is called immediately, saving time and potentially a life in the process.

The Student Government Association says they’re excited that it’s now available in every residence hall.

“Overdosing is a big problem in the community of Kentucky. There’s a lot of fentanyl that’s been found in today’s drugs and, unfortunately, a lot of kids, whether the reasons doesn’t really matter why they’re doing the drugs that they don’t know. There’s not… obviously a lot of stuff is illegal in Kentucky. So, through illegal sales and with that Narcan being offered, it kind of provides more of a safety, a peace of mind for students,” Sam Kurtz, WKU Student Body president, says.

He also says Narcan doesn’t immediately save your life, but it buys you more time, which is another bonus to having a full supply on campus.