RIDOH Asks Public to Keep Naloxone Handy, Aid With Overdoses
PROVIDENCE — More than a third of the opioid overdose calls emergency medical services responded to in Rhode Island in 2018 occurred in public places, leading Director of Health Nicole […]
Opioid Addiction Experts: ‘Stay Connected,’ with Family, Be Prepared with Narcan
WARWICK, RI — Police and health officials told 75 people at WPD headquarters Wednesday night that opioid addiction is persistently seductive, can’t be arrested out of existence or kicked quickly, […]
Officers’ Use of Narcan Revives Overdose Victim
A traffic stop and DUI arrest early Thursday morning took a potentially dire turn when officers discovered the car’s passenger had overdosed on an opioid drug and was unresponsive, requiring them to administer Naloxone to the victim, reviving the man.