SEASIDE HEIGHTS (APP) — The first life-saving dose of the heroin antidote Narcan in Ocean County was successfully given to an unresponsive patient during the weekend, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.“It was a first aid call. Officers responded and recognized that it was an apparent overdose of heroin, and the officer administered Narcan as per training by prosecutor’s office,” Capt. Jack Sramaty said.
Earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie joined with local officials in Brick to announce the use of an emergency antidote, Narcan, for police responding to drug overdose calls. Ocean County is part of a pilot program that gives each local police force Narcan kits to save the lives of those overdosing. Previously, Joseph D. Coronato has spoken at schools and other public events where panelists discussed the reach of drugs, particularly heroin.
“Today is a good day. We saved a life,” Coronato told the Asbury Park Press.