(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The ever increasing opiate epidemic seems to have no end in sight. No matter what politicians, police, or the justice systems does to try and deter this behaviour, it seems to continue to grow.
Today was no different. During the noon hour near Clarkson a male had become unresponsive after abusing opiates. After failed attempts to wake him up and his breathing becoming pretty much non-existent, a 911 call was made.
Thunder Bay Police Service sent at least one cruiser, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue sent a pumper truck and Superior North EMS, who are currently down by two ambulances, managed to send two ambulances to this scene.
Narcan was administered and the male was revived. He was carted off the The Hilton Hospital where he will obtain a bed in the emergency department and be monitored by medical professional such as doctors, nurses, etc.
The male is expected to live and will make a complete recovery.
Do you want to sober up? Sick and tired of waking up from a buzz just to find out you overdosed and are surrounded by paramedics demanding to know what you took? Call the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre today and ask them how they can guide you down the path of recovery at 807-684-1880.
Narcan (also known as Naloxone) is a free drug given out by pharmacists almost everywhere. The drug temporarily reverses overdose symptoms and can get someone breathing again who has stopped. Ask your pharmacist for your free Narcan/Naloxone kit. In the United States, many sources have pegged a Narcan/Naloxone kit at $150 USD.
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