OPD Receives 150 Narcan Nasal Sprays to Combat Opioid Overdoses
ODESSA, TX – In an effort to help Odessa Police Department combat the battle against opioid overdoses the city faces daily, the Permian Basin Regional Council on alcohol and drug abuse donated 150 Narcan nasal sprays.
According to NewsWest 9, Midland and Odessa rank “15 in the U.S. of opioid overdoses.”
Narcan is the only FDA-approved nasal spray that can be used as an emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose.
“Easy as a spray to the nostrils, the medicine reverses the effects of an opioid and heroin overdose in seconds.”
"It may not make the news but unfortunately overdose happens daily, deaths happen,” said Jackie Duarte, Prevention Technician for the PBRC on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, “And this is much needed it’s a nasal spray, it's the easiest product that they have."
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