Oklahoma Sheriff's Association donates opioid overdose spray to every sheriff's office

The Oklahoma Sheriff's Association donated Narcan Nasal Spray to every sheriff's office in Oklahoma Feb. 6. (KOKH/Will Maetzold)

Deputies across the entire state are now armed with a tool to help fight opioid overdoses.

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association donated over 1,800 Narcan Nasal Spray to every Oklahoma sheriff's office. The spray can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and make all the difference when a deputy is first on scene.

Deputies are often faced with drug-related calls. State commissioners say at least one Oklahoman a day dies from opioid overdose, specifically prescription pills and heroin. With Narcan, an overdose victim can go from unconscious to talking in just around 60 seconds.

Narcan training will be available to each department over the next few months to help deputies recognize the signs of drugs and how to administer it. Narcan is available at local pharmacies. You can find where here.

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