First responders train for heroin overdoses

First responders in New Canaan learned how to use the drug Narcan Tueday during a training session. Narcan is used to reverse an opioid overdose. New Canaan police say heroin activity in their town

News 12 Staff

Nov 19, 2014, 4:14 AM

Updated 3,505 days ago

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First responders in New Canaan learned how to use the drug Narcan Tueday during a training session.
Narcan is used to reverse an opioid overdose.
New Canaan police say heroin activity in their town is up, and they are relieved to have a new tool to save someone who has overdosed.
A new state law took effect on Oct. 1 that allows police and other first responders to use the auto-injector that is sprayed into the patient's nose.
Silver Hill Hospital, based in New Canaan, paid for Tuesday's training.


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