Narcan has been available in all Walgreens stores for a while now. Its over the counter and anyone can buy it. Not sure what Narcan is? Narcan is an opioid overdose recovery drug. It is used to pull back users that have overdosed on opioid drugs. Regardless of your opinion on the use of opioid drugs it would be a very important part of any first aid kit.
To many times we here about opioid related deaths and every time it could have been prevented. There are several methods to administering Narcan. Ask your pharmacist how to administer Narcan when you buy it. Sadly, opioid addiction can touch anyone’s life, its not just effecting poor and or minorities. It’s effecting all demographics mostly white middle and upper middle-class families.
Some of us are ready for anything. We carry road flares, blankets, and even fire arms just in case the need arises in an emergency. Adding Narcan to your first aid kit could potentially save the life of a daughter, son, mother or father, potentially your own mother, daughter, father or son.
Next time you are at Walgreens or any other drug store ask if they have Narcan also ask for instructions how to administer it. News headlines are much better when the top story is of a hero citizen’s, fast action saving a life rather than headlines where an opioid overdose kills another.
Message to all users of opioid drugs legal or illegal.
Please reach out for help, to stop abusing drugs. Seek medical help if needed. Tell your family you need help that drugs have a hold of you and you don’t know what to do. Go to NA meetings. Check your self into the Bowen Center. Please just do something to get the help you need. Don’t be shameful, for your past or your current situation, be proud that you have the bravery to ask for help. Be proud that you recognize the need to get clean. If you need any help with resources feel free to message us at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you in finding treatment.
KCJB Moderator | 01-04-2018