Trump Plan to Combat Opioid Use Includes Expansion of Medication-Assisted Treatment
President Trump’s plan to combat opioid use includes a push to expand medication-assisted treatment, according to the Associated Press.
A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the case of opioids, which includes heroin and prescription pain medications like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet, naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) can reverse an overdose, potentially saving a loved one’s life.