State Police use NARCAN to revive man who overdosed

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GRISWOLD – A recent training program for State Police helped a man who had overdosed Wednesday.

In September, Connecticut State Police troopers were trained to administer NARCAN, Intranasal Naloxone, which is given to counteract the overdose of Opiate based narcotics, such as heroin.

On Wednesday, troopers responded with an ambulance crew in Griswold to report of a man in his 40s who was unresponsive.

They determined the patient had overdosed and troopers administered NARCAN. The patient responded immediately, regaining consciousness.

The man was transported to Backus Hospital in Norwich. Police said he is expected to make a full recovery.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s