SafeTrade program moving to new location


FAIRBORN — Greene County Public Health’s Safe Trade program is moving to downtown Fairborn to provide easy access to education and clean syringes.

In an attempt to combat the opioid epidemic, Greene County Public Health started the Safe Trade program focusing on education and overdose prevention. Unlike some drug-prevention programs, the Safe Trade station acts as a resource for drug users to give education on the safest way to inject drugs and measures that should be taken to prevent overdose.

The new location, 25 S. Central Avenue, officially opened April 3.

The city of Fairborn, Fairborn schools, and Greene County Public Health have all taken steps to combat the opioid epidemic, and the new-and-improved location is only the latest. In the last several days, Fairborn schools have been equipped with naxalone kits, also available at the SafeTrade location, and the FISH pantry held a free health fair for those interested in learning more and getting free blood tests.

Contact Ethan Charles at 937-502-4532.

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