Lewes – Lewes Police Chief, Thomas Spell, announced today that atTAck Addiction donated 14 doses of Narcan to be carried by Lewes Police officers.
His statement read as follows:
On behalf of the City of Lewes and the Lewes Police Department, I want to thank the Board of atTAck Addiction and Sussex County Chapter Leader Ms. Pauline Powell for donating 14 doses of Narcan to be carried on daily patrol by our police officers.
Our current supply had recently expired and atTAck Addiction came to the rescue shortly after the Lewes Police had their first Narcan use and saved the life of an overdose victim.
Opiate overdose continues to be a leading cause of accidental death in Delaware.
Fatal and nonfatal overdoses can result from the abuse of opiates such as morphine, heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, Percocet®, Percodan® and hydrocodone.
Naloxone/Narcan is an opioid antagonist which means it displaces the opioid from receptors in the brain and can reverse an opiate overdose.
It has no euphoric properties, minimal side effects and is administered as a nasal spray. If it is administered to a person who is not suffering an opiate overdose, it will do no harm.
Thank you atTAck Addiction and we are grateful for the work they do addressing this epidemic throughout the State of Delaware.
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