Volusia County sheriff discusses using Narcan to combat opioid crisis

News 6 special 'Opioid Nation' to air Wednesday

By Brianna Volz - Web producer

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Many people in Central Florida and across the United States are feeling the effects of the opioid epidemic, including residents in Volusia County.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood sat down with News 6's Erik Von Ancken in this week's "Flashpoint" to discuss how his deputies are using Narcan to combat the crisis.

The discussion comes just days before News 6's special titled "Opioid Nation" is set to air.

News 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden will host the special report on the opioid epidemic from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The special will explore how the opioid epidemic is affecting the Central Florida community.

ClickOrlando.com will have an expert available to answer your questions. Submit your questions via the News 6 Facebook page to have them answered.

Additionally, News 6 will host a phone bank earlier in the day with New Season, a local addiction recovery center, from 12:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., where you can call in and have your questions answered by a panel of experts.







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