Pickens County Council to hear update on new drug program

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Pickens County Council will receive an update next month on a program that aims to help provide opioid addicts with pathways to treatment.

During last week’s county council meeting, Councilman Chris Bowers said officials with the Community Out-reach by Paramedic Education (COPE) program would like to get on council’s June agenda.

Pickens County officials announced the launch of the COPE program in late January. The county is the first in the state to launch the program, which sees community paramedics and peer support specialists visit residents who have recently received Narcan, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses.

Bowers Emergency Services community paramedics and

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