Report Details Challenges Faced by Children With Families Affected by Opioids
Children whose families are affected by the opioid epidemic face unique challenges, including having to monitor parents for overdoses, according to a new report.
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.