Skip to main content

How vending machines help states battle the opioid crisis: ‘You don't know when you're going to need these products'

·1 min

In his darkest moments, a man named Jason Hall felt worthless. He had a troubled past filled with alcohol and drug abuse, causing him to hurt those close to him. However, Hall’s life has taken a positive turn. He now works with naloxone vending machines in Oklahoma, which provide free medication to reverse opioid overdoses. These machines also offer fentanyl test strips to detect the presence of the powerful synthetic opioid. Similar vending machines have been placed across the United States, and many states plan to expand their programs. Hall’s personal experiences drive his dedication to saving lives and combating the opioid crisis.