NEW YORK STATE – A recovering drug addict who spent his life helping others facing the same demons Lost his own battle to addiction this past weekend.
Kevin Donovan trained thousands of people to save overdose victims, traveling all over New York State to teach people how to use Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose.
He was 40 years old, with a young son. People described as the kind of person who’d do anything for someone that needed help.
His boss called him “a warrior in Narcan training.” He even started an opioid overdose prevention program.
Over the years, Donovan openly shared his struggles in hopes that he could help remove the stigma of addiction.