A few Margate residents made their feelings known at a City Commissioner meeting about how drug abuse and Narcan affects their seashore community.
Indeed, things got a bit heated. LISTEN >
The Margate Fire Department, as well as many other municipalities, now carry Narcan on all emergency vehicles, including ambulances.
As part of an overall effort to combat overdose related deaths, ACME Markets will now sell the heroin antidote Naloxone; aka Narcan, prescription-free. CVS and Walgreens also sell Narcan.
Narcan has been shown to save lives, as it counteracts the effect of heroin, and other opioid-related overdose drugs. It’s not supposed to be a substitute for emergency medical care.
Police departments began using Narcan after NJ State legislators passed the Opioid Antidote and Overdose Prevention Act in 2013.
Heroin use has become an all-too common problem over the years. Sadly, most know of someone, connected to the pain and suffering of heroin addiction.