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First responders using drug to reverse overdoses more

(Source: KARK) (Source: KARK)
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

As drug overdoses continue to rise in the state, first responders are increasing the use of a life-saving drug.

In a report by KARK, Sergeant John Kresse said they are using Narcan, a drug that reverses an opioid overdose, more than years past.

Some police officers are even carrying Narcan in patrol cars.

Kresse said it highlights the growing problem of opioid addiction.

To find out a number of times Narcan was used over the past six years, click here

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