A new initiative in Green aims to prevent overdose deaths. The city was in the national spotlight in 2016 when a teenager overdosed in a hotel in Green.
Now, the city will equip several hotels with emergency NARCAN kits that can be used to reverse an opioid overdose. While Green has seen declining numbers of overdoses in the past four years, a disproportionate percentage happen near the city’s three I-77 exits.
Mayor Gerard Neugebauer said more than half of overdoses in Green are transients.