The Odessa Record -

Sheriff's Office receives Naloxone training

 

Last updated 12/14/2017 at 2:32pm



After receiving training, Lincoln County Deputies are now equipped with the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone. The deputies have been equipped with single-dose spray dispensers to be used in the event they encounter a subject who is suffering from an opioid overdose.

Opioids include heroin, Methadone, OxyContin, Dilaudid, morphine, Demerol, hydrocodone/Vicodin, Percocet, Fentanyl and Fentanyl analogs.

An opioid overdose causes a person's breathing to slow or completely stop. Naloxone can help counteract those life-threatening effects. The list of drugs are linked to addiction and in ma...



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