A New Tool to Combat Opioid Deaths

The Aransas Pass Police Department obtained a steady supply of Narcan kits. Each police officer has been instructed on how to deploy Narcan in the field during an emergency situation. Every officer will carry a kit with them while on duty. In the event the officer encounters a situation where the patient has overdosed on an opioid narcotic such as hydrocodone, fentanyl, heroin, etc., the officer can quickly administer the Narcan in hopes of saving the patients life.

This project would not have been possible without the close partnership we have with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Community Health Solutions, and Adapt Pharma. These organizations worked closely with us and other public safety agencies to bring these lifesaving tools to the field. Thank you.