Opiod Crisis Reaches into Schools

May 30, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, the U.S. Surgeon General recently issued an advisory, encouraging more Americans to carry the overdose reversing drug naloxone. It comes in the form of an injection or a nasal spray, known as Narcan, and is regularly carried by firefighters, EMTs and police officers. As a part of a series on the ripple effects of the opioid crisis, StateImpact Ohio’s Ashton Marra reports the antidote is also becoming more and more common in Ohio schools.

Also on today’s show, across the United States, more than 2 million people work in energy efficiency. It makes up the largest sector of the nation’s clean energy workforce. Virginia McGrath has held one of these jobs for three years. She’s an energy auditor for Pittsburgh’s Conservation Consultants Incorporated, and she says the conversation surrounding her work is changing. 

Lately, McGrath has spent a lot of time at a subdivision near Mars, Pennsylvania. For StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Voices of Energy series, McGrath shares her story while she inspects a newly built house.

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