Morris Park community comes together to fight heroin addiction

Members of the Morris Park community gathered Monday to discuss heroin addiction in the area.

Members of the Morris Park community gathered Monday to discuss heroin addiction in the area. (9/19/16)

THE BRONX - Members of the Morris Park community gathered Monday to discuss heroin addiction in the area. 

Residents discussed the deadly effects of heroin and learned how to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that can save lives by counteracting the overdose. 

Officials say being trained is a skill people need to know because there is a heroin epidemic in the Bronx. They say there are more overdoses than homicides, with three people killed in the area over the past several months. 

"We really want to be able to help people so we can really save future lives," Sen. Jeff Klein says. 

Attendees of the meeting took home naloxone kits, which are available over-the-counter for anyone to purchase.

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