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What is naloxone?
The technical definition is “a synthetic drug, similar to morphine, which blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system.”
Often known by its brand name Narcan, is an effective, non-addictive medication that reverses an opioid overdose. Within minutes of it being administered, the affected person is able to breathe again. Naloxone can be administered as a shot or nasal spray. Since it is not a controlled substance and has no potential for abuse, Naloxone is available here at OAA and can be easily administered by anyone.
“Naloxone, a drug that reverses overdoses, can save lives. Here’s why you should learn how to use it.” Read more…