White House Drug Control Strategy Aims to Reduce Deaths from Opioid Overdoses
The Trump Administration’s new National Drug Control Strategy focuses on reducing deaths from the opioid crisis, CNN 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.