Drug Overdoses Contribute to Increase in Deaths Among Young and Middle-Aged Adults
A new report finds drug overdoses are contributing to the increase in deaths among young and middle-aged adults, according to The Washington Post.
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.