Deaths Due to Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Have Soared Among Young Adults
Deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide have soared among young adults ages 18 to 34, according to a new analysis.
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.