Heroin Overdose and Narcan – Somerset County Health Department – Monday, May 18, 2015
- substance extracted from a seed pod of a poppy plant
- white or brown powder, or a black sticky substance
- injected, inhaled, smoked
- 4.2 million have tried heroin
- 23% are addicted
Matey Barker, with the Somerset County Health Department, tell us that Narcan is a drug that can be administered shorty after a drug overdose occurs to help restore breathing and life to the person. When the person is non-responsive, blue finger tips, and gurgling, they may have overdosed. 9-1-1 needs to be called and Narcan needs to be administered. Even after the Narcan, the victim needs to still seek medical attention to confirm a drug overdose, or another medical condition.