Reverse an overdose with Naloxone (Narcan)

Naloxone (Narcan) can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save someone’s life. Anyone can and should administer this nasal spray if they suspect any type of overdose. If no opioids were involved, Narcan will not harm the person, it just won’t have any effect. Since we know that many substances are now mixed with fentanyl, often without the user’s knowledge, it is even more important that people don’t use alone and have someone nearby who carries Narcan. 

Narcan can reverse the effects of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, but since it is 50-100 times stronger than heroin, even small amounts can lead to an overdose. It may require multiple doses of Narcan to revive a person, which makes it crucial to call 911 when you witness an overdose, even after you started administering Narcan. The Good Samaritan Law protects you when you call 911 when you see or experience a drug overdose.

Increased Narcan distribution lead to increased Narcan administration - and lives saved - in Cayuga County

2020 2021 Narcan Distribution in Cayuga County
2020 2021 Narcan Administrations in Cayuga County

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