An app to help fight Opioid Abuse created for Arkansans

The app is called ReviveAr and is available now.

A new app is available for people across Arkansas called ReviveAR, which is intended to prevent and treat opioid abuse.

About 300 people are dying across the country every day from opioid overdose or opioid use disorder.

Kirk Lane with the Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership says the app will have resources from how to administer Narcan to grief counseling.

Jenny Neville with Hope Movement, a support group for families, says a lot of deaths involve fake pills. She lost her son eight years ago to a drug-induced homicide.

“They’re killing people. You know, nowadays the drugs are so strong, it takes two or more doses of Narcan to save a life, ” she said.

Amy Gephart a mother in Fayetteville said her son was looking forward to his birthday before he lost his life.

“It was not intentional and he had been on the phone that morning with myself and my mother and my grandmother. And, you know, he wanted to lay down and take a nap, and then it was too late,” said Gephart.

“On June 18th, 2022, She lost her life to fentanyl poisoning and one pill is all it took. She was like the second momma and she’s my only girl. She was 21 years old,” said Amber Pollard of Farmington.

The ReviveAR app also has signs of an overdose and stats specific to Arkansas. It is being funded by opioid settlement dollars.

If you or someone close to you needs help for a substance abuse disorder, call this national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

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