Virginia man hikes 2,200 miles to help stop fatal overdoses


WASHINGTON — With drug overdoses now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S., claiming more than 100 lives each day, more and more people may find themselves in the position of finding someone they know or love during an overdose. A local nonprofit is raising money to make sure people have the tools they need to save a life at what is hopefully a person’s lowest moment — not their last.

The Chris Atwood Foundation, a nonprofit based in Reston, Virginia, works to get the opioid reversal drug naloxone into the hands of friends and family members of those who are struggling with drug addiction. It also teaches them how to use the reversal drug.

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