Featured Commentary: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Center on Addiction are Merging
Both nonprofits have merged to transform how our nation addresses addiction, explains Creighton Drury, CEO at Center on Addiction.
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.