Naloxone (Narcan) is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications. To learn more click here.
For additional information and NARCAN training please call David Stoecker with Springfield Recovery Community Center at 417-268-7489 or visit www.morecovery.org