School districts are responding to the opioid crisis (which includes fentanyl) by stocking Narcan on school campuses.
Why it matters: Narcan is an easy-to-use, fast-acting treatment that can revive someone after opioid poisoning.
- Now available over-the-counter without a prescription at your local pharmacy.
🙏 Quick thinking staff at a Carrollton middle school used Narcan to revive a student earlier this month.
🥊 Reality check: Most fentanyl related deaths are the result of an accidental overdose.
- Due to lethal doses being hidden in counterfeit Percoset, Xanax or Adderall being sold via social media.
Dig Deeper with this podcast and article by Dr. Peter Attia.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- Consider keeping a dose of Narcan in your home, just as you would keep a fire extinguisher for those rare emergencies.
- If you have kids this is an important topic to discuss — they’re already hearing about it in school and on social media.