Battling an Epidemic
An opioid is a commonly prescribed pain reliever that attaches to receptors in the brain, blocking pain and slowing a person’s breathing. Morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and tramadol are all examples of powerful opioids prescribed by doctors today. High doses of opioids, however, can lead to a life-threatening overdose where the person’s breathing slows too much or stops completely. An overdose can occur if an individual misuses the medication or mixes the opioid with certain anti-anxiety medications.
When Seconds Count
Innovation & Optimism
Hero’s Pride is deeply committed to making it more convenient for officers across the country to begin carrying NARCAN on their person. Solving the opioid crisis our nation is facing will take time and a combined effort of education, prevention, and accessible treatment. NARCAN gives us the ability to save lives, but if we are to truly harness the power of this tool, it must be immediately accessible.