Huntley Police Ready for Heroin Overdoses

By Cal Skinner A message from the Huntley Police Department:
HPD now carries Narcan to help combat opiate overdose cases
The Huntley Police Department, under the authority of the Kane County Health Department, has begun training and equipping its officers with Narcan.
Narcan, also known as Naloxone, is an opioid antagonist.
Narcan is used to reverse opioid overdoses, including heroin.
Narcan works by temporarily reversing the effects of an opioid, whether illicit or prescription use, thereby allowing an affected person to regain consciousness and resume normal breathing.
The Narcan will be administered through a nasal spray. 
The first group of trained and equipped officers hit the street with Narcan on …read more

Source: McHenry County Blog

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