In much of Eastern Mass there has been a huge uptick in recent years of heroin use. Nasal Narcan can be administered by EMT’s and police on the scene of an overdose to save a life. In many of the hardest hit communities, first responders now carry and are trained in the use of Narcan, as standard procedure and have saved lives.
Hoss’s question – has Newton equipped its police and EMT’s with Nasal Narcan? Should they?
While heroin has only occasionally turned up on Newton’s police blotter, it’s foolish to think our community is immune to the scourge that has swamped other towns and cities in the area.