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Lake County deputies saving more opioid overdose victims.

By detoxin momma, Mar 14, 2017 | |
  1. detoxin momma

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) _ The sheriff’s department in northern Illinois’ Lake County says deputies are saving lives from opioid overdoses at a far faster clip than they did last year.

    The department says in a statement that deputies in less than three months have administered the drug Naloxone to save the lives of six people who overdosed on opioids compared to 14 during all of 2016.

    A department spokesman also says the saving last week of a 29-year-old man found unresponsive puts at more than 30 instances in which deputies have used Naloxone since they began administering the drug two years ago.

    The man was found unconscious and not breathing in a vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies administered Naloxone after learning the man ingested heroin before becoming unresponsive.

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    Written by: associated press, Mar 14, 2017, fox news

Recent User Reviews

  1. mess clean
    "Way to go, Lake County!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Mar 15, 2017
    Waukegan is notorious for being a gang haven, as well as a source of many drugs.

    I'm so happy to hear that the police have naloxone on hand...and not just paramedics. It's often the police that first encounter these situations, and when it's a critical phase every second counts. The police having this available has probably saved lives which would have been lost in any other situation.

    Illinois is a blue state, and we have decriminalized small amounts of cannabis, but to see the police taking proactive steps like this...and not harassing someone when they come to, or sending them to jail, is just great to hear.


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