|Addiction Research Unit
Department of Psychology/University at Buffalo
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|Effective treatment is available for the management of heroin overdose. Unfortunately, the treatment is usually available only from medical personnel who may not arrive in time to save the overdose victim's life. Free distribution of the narcotic antagonist naloxone (Narcan) to heroin users provides a means of rapidly responding to accidental overdose. Click here here for information about Narcan and its emergency use for treating narcotic overdose. Remember that the person requires prompt medical treatment even after they regain consciousness and should be attended by qualified medical personnel. Relapse to coma and other complications can occur within 20 minutes of initially reviving the overdose victim. DIAL 911!|
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