Using Narcan Can Save Lives, But it’s Not Always Easy

“It’s not easy,” said Allison Herens, harm reduction coordinator at Philadelphia’s Public Health Department. She conducts regular trainings about naloxone and how to administer it, and recently led one for about two-dozen people at the South Philadelphia Library on Broad Street.

“There are lots of different kinds of emergencies that happen on the street in any moment and it can be hard to discern if it’s actually an emergency or not,” she told the group.

https://whyy.org/articles/philly-says-its-simple-narcan-saves-lives-knowing-when-to-use-it-can-be-more-complicated/

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/29/660640838/opioid-antidote-can-save-lives-but-deciding-when-to-use-it-can-be-challenging

By Nina Feldman