12/1/2015 - Darien Police Officers Now Trained To Administer Medication To Help Save Heroin Overdose Victims:
For Immediate Release:
Darien, CT - Over the past week, officers from the Darien Police Department were trained in the use of Naloxone (NARCAN). Naloxone is an opioid (narcotic) antagonist that may reverse central nervous system and respiratory depression secondary to an overdose of opioids such as heroin. This training was conducted by the Darien Emergency Medical Services Training Director, Antonia Basu. In the near future, all Darien Police patrol vehicles will be equipped with a NARCAN “kit”. The kit contains two Intra-Nasal doses of NARCAN. In the event that officers are dispatched to the scene of a possible opioid overdose, officers will have the equipment and training to help revive an overdose victim.