Schaumburg police now carry overdose antidote
Schaumburg police officers recently joined the DuPage County Narcan Program and are now carrying the lifesaving antidote to opiate drug overdose.
Officers have been trained to recognize the symptoms of a heroin or other opiate overdose and administer Narcan, also known as Naloxone, if they arrive on a scene prior to paramedics.
The Narcan is administered via a nasal spray, potentially reversing an overdose before it results in death.
"If the officers are able to save even one life, this will have been a great success," Schaumburg Police Chief Jim Lamkin said.