Narcan is a medication which can reverse the effects of narcotics and drug overdose in emergency situations. If more people knew about it, and had it available, it could save a lot of lives. Paramedics and emergency rooms have been using it for years .
It is effective for: Heroin, morphine, oxycodone (Oxycontin), methadone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, and other prescription pain medications.
If you have a loved one who you suspect is using, you might want to look into this and get a prescription from your doctor. This is NOT a free pass to use. It is a life saver when all else has failed.
This medication is not for everyone and you should speak with your physician before you think you might need it.
One good site which has a lot of good information on this medication is.stopOverdose.org. You will find lots of information including side effects there.
Keep them alive and maybe out of prison too.
If you have a loved one using opiates, please look into this!