(Mirror Daily, United States) – A video depicting several Sheriff’s deputies struggling to save a man’s life who overdosed on heroin has gone viral on the Internet. The 3-minute-long video shows the importance of carrying the life-saving Narcan, the OD reversal drug.
A new video showing the dangers of abusing heroin has just sprung up on the Internet. The United States is currently confronting with a nationwide opioid epidemic. It is a crisis unlike any other which has claimed the life of many people. The only thing that can make a difference in the field is a new drug called Narcan.
An ampule of medicine and nasal dispenser – that’s all you need to save someone’s life. Recently, most law enforcement officers have been issued Narcan, the life-saving drug. It helps people experiencing the symptoms of overdose.
The recent video that popped on the Internet shows the brutal side of using heroin. A man walking through a back alley saw an individual on the ground and immediately called the police. The sheriff’s deputies who arrived at the scene tried to make the man come to his senses, but he was too far under the influence of the narcotic.
One of the officers told the press, who also arrived at the scene, that the man’s eyes were rolled to the back of his head, and that his skinned turned gray. The man was hardly breathing when the law enforcement officers arrived.
Fortunately for him, the officers who responded to the call knew exactly what happened to him. During the interview, one of the sheriff’s deputies told the reporter that this isn’t the first case of heroin OD they’ve seen. And, unfortunately, it won’t be the last one.
Without hesitation, one of the officers took out his Narcan kit and administered the life-saving drug. Within minutes, as the ambulance pulled in to take the man to the local hospital, to everyone’s astonishment, the man opened his eyes.
However, the next moment shocked the officers and the reporters. After the officers had managed to bring the man to his senses, the paramedics strapped the man to a gurney and loaded him into the ambulance.
A couple of minutes later, the camera pans back to the man, only to see him standing upright and talking with one of the paramedics. As the reporters explained, after the man was taken in the ambulance, he got up and told the medics that he did not require medical attention and that he wished to leave.
Seeing that they had no choice, the paramedics released him. The final part of the video depicts the reporter talking to the man, asking him about his heroin addiction and how he feels about getting help.
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