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October 22, 2018 – One of the first things colleges have started to do is to beef up awareness and prevention programs. As part of freshman orientation, students routinely now get a quick primer on the dangers of opioids, how to recognize an overdose, and how to save someone from dying with a dose of Narcan, the drug known generically as Naloxone. In recent years, many schools have started making Narcan available through health services, and campus police. Now, a small but growing number of schools are beginning to distribute the drug more broadly. At Bridgewater State University, in southeastern Massachusetts, campus police Detective Sergeant Robert McEvoy points out the “Opioid Overdose Kit” —marked with bright red stickers hanging on the wall in the lobby of an academic building.