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Smyrna Police Save Overdose Victim's Life on Christmas

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Naloxone, the Overdose-Reversing Drug Used to Save Victim's Life Naloxone, the Overdose-Reversing Drug Used to Save Victim's Life

SMYRNA, Del. - An overdose victim is alive thanks to a Smyrna police officer trained in the use of an overdose-reversing drug.

According to the Smyrna Police Department, officers responded shortly after noon on Friday to a report of an opiate overdose at a home in the 100 block of North Union Street. Upon arrival, officers say they found an unconscious 24-year-old victim with a weak pulse and shallow breathing.

Police say they could tell the victim had recently ingested heroin through an IV, and an officer administered Naloxone to him.

According to responding officers, the victim regained consciousness within a minute and began breathing normally. Police say the victim was able to talk and walk himself to the ambulance, which brought him to the Smyrna Emergency Room for further medical treatment and evaluation.

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