More School Districts Provide Counseling for Students Affected by Family Opioid Use
A growing number of school districts nationwide are providing mental health counseling for students whose families are affected by opioid use, NPR reports.
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.