BCSO equips deputies with Narcan spray to deal with opioid overdoses
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is equipping deputies with Narcan Nasal Spray, used to help save the life of a person who has overdosed on opioids.
The Idaho Office of Drug Policy offered a grant for the spray and the training.
The Narcan Nasal Spray, also known as Naloxone, temporarily reverses an opiate overdose by blocking the brain’s opiate receptors, allowing breathing to be restored. The spray lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, before the receptors are no longer blocked. This is why it’s important to call 911, even if it seems the person is no longer overdosing.
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