State police reach Narcan milestone

Narcan Naloxone

Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) – State officials say over the past two years, the Connecticut State Police force has saved one hundred people from opiod overdoses.

In 2014, following the passage of a state law, state troopers began being trained in the use of the use of the drug that is used as an emergency treatment for those suffering from the effects of a heroin or prescription drug overdose.

In making the announcement about the milestone Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said ‘Giving first responders access to Narcan and the training to use it saves lives’.

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