As first responders, law enforcement officers are one of the most common groups of people to witness an opioid overdose. However, no one has ever asked the officers how they would view a training program to equip them to handle this type of situation - until now. A study out of Drug and Alcohol Dependence indicates that many officers would welcome drug overdose prevention training and, in particular, naloxone/Narcan administration. It seems this study is welcome news to the growing chorus of overdose prevention advocates. As the body of evidence showing these efforts to be effective continues to grow, the importance of involving law enforcement in the discussion is obvious.
The abstract via Science Direct: