With overdose deaths well above the national average, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office has handed out 4,000 Narcan kits to law enforcement agencies statewide.
“That is a drug that can cause an immediate reversal of an opioid overdose,” said Leora Joseph, chief of staff for the attorney general’s office. “It’s really a miracle.”
Narcan is the brand name for a device that delivers naloxone, which is administered as a nasal spray. It breaks down the narcotics, slowing down their effect.