Narcan Is Saving the Lives of Opioid Overdose Victims

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Harbor Village Detox comments on the encouraging results of Narcan, and supports the dissemination of Narcan nationally to achieve the greatest impact of victims of overdose.

It is not our job to judge people; our job is to save lives

Narcan is a stigmatized, lifesaving agent that is gaining positive traction after effectively treating victims of opiate overdoses across the nation. Counties have been slow to implement the drug, yet with the increase of Heroin usage in Georgia, Cherokee county is championing Narcan for every first responder and law enforcement officer. According to Ledger News on Jan. 28th, Cherokee county heroin incidents have increased by 300 percent since 2011. Last year out of 100 overdose cases 43 victims received Narcan. Harbor Village Detox is an apex affordable drug rehab center who is committed to providing the pinnacle of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, ensuring the continued longevity of substance abusers nationwide. Narcan allows victims of opiate overdoses to have a second chance at life; resuscitation serves as a crossroad to substance abuse treatment.

Narcan, also known as Naloxone has experienced a resurgence attributed to its lifesaving capabilities. The anti-opiate can be administered by police officers first arriving at the scene of an overdose victim by administering the medicine in the form of nasal spray. An overdose victim will stop breathing, but will have a pulse. It is imperative to revive victims as soon as possible to avoid permanent brain damage.

According to the Ledger News, Narcan is also used for little-known treatments: The elderly who consume multiple pills by mistake can be saved with the administration of Narcan. Additionally, children that venture into the expanses of medicine cabinets can be revived with the use of Narcan. Officers administering Narcan to supposed opiate overdose victims do not pose a threat to those who have been mistaken for exhibiting signs of an opiate overdose; the dose of Narcan is not significant, yet is enough to revive overdose victims.

Fire Chief Dave Soumas is quoted on the Ledger News, β€œIt is not our job to judge people; our job is to save lives,”

A Harbor Village Detox addiction counselor says, β€œ All over the country we are seeing the benevolent effects of Narcan saving lives- and the administration of Narcan is relatively uncomplicated, so it's feasible that in the future, for neighborhoods who are predispositioned to experiencing high rates of drug related activities that coalitions like the neighborhood watch, who are armed with Narcan can have a drastically positive influence in resuscitating victims of abuse.”

Harbor Village Detox is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility that is committed to rescuing the victims of addiction, ushering them into the first steps of addiction treatment by purging the body of addictive substances. Harbor Village Detox is accredited by The Joint Commission and provides its clients with 24/7 continual care to stave off the debilitating effects of withdrawal.

As the pinnacle of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, Harbor Village Detox creates an atmosphere of tranquility and holistic grace for the initial progression to sobriety. Harbor Village furnishes each patient with gourmet meals, private bedrooms equipped with Netflix and an Xbox, full salon and spa services, all under the comfort of an expansive 30,000 sq. ft outdoor oasis with a serene pond and stargazing gazebo.

For more information about drug and alcohol addiction treatment at Harbor Village Detox visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call 1-855-290-4261.

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