What these “health officials” are really embracing is child abuse. Not only does this normalize drug addiction, placing an official seal of approval on it, it also creates a potential of saddling the kids with enormous sense of guilt if the Narcan fails to reverse the overdose, if the kid doesn’t administer it correctly or on time, gets scared and freezes up, gets distracted, loses it, anything. It’s not a kid’s responsibility to save an addict’s life.
This is absolutely inexcusable.
And how exactly does it “stem addiction”? Addicts don’t quit because after getting Narcan. It’s not a cure for addiction.