NUTLEY, NJ - A bus passenger experiencing an overdose was revived by officers of the Nutley Police Department on Thurs. Sept. 10.
Officers responded to a call about an unconscious individual on a bus on Washington Ave. Upon arrival, they found the person, seated in a motorized wheelchair, unresponsive. The person was breathing and had a pulse.
The police gave the person one dose of Nalaxone. Nalaxone is commonly known as "Narcan." Rescue breathing was provided to the patient by the Nutley Fire Department and Nutley Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad.
The patient was transported to Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville for further evaluation.
The State of New Jersey will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from Sept. 24 to 26. Locally, Narcan will be available on those dates at the Belleville ShopRite, Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield, and Gary's Pharmacy in Nutley.
Those who pick up free naloxone will be given information regarding the state’s addiction treatment helpline, 1-844-ReachNJ, a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week addictions help line, where people facing addiction or their friends and family can get immediate assistance and support from live, New Jersey-based, trained addiction counselors. ReachNJ assists callers regardless of their insurance status.
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