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KOKOMO, Ind. — Overdose reversing drug Narcan has gained national attention and acclaim for literally bringing victims across the country back to life — allowing many to seek treatment to remedy opioid addiction and abuse. But when it comes to Narcan, most people in a central Indiana community have the same question: What difference is it making?

No one has come up with a solution to the opioid epidemic that has decimated Rust Belt states, but for people who overdose, Naloxone is about as effective an antidoteas there is. The results of the opioid antagonist, which is sprayed up a person's nose and reverses the effect of opioid overdoses, have been likened to resurrecting someone from the dead.