Drug Abuse | In a crowded, busy city with a drug problem, it’s important to notice that person slumped on the floor
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/01/19, 10:38 am
A New York moment:
For the last few years, I’ve been covering the opioid crisis, which now is more properly called the drug crisis because it encompasses substances from fentanyl to benzodiazepines. Ads in the New York City subway now describe the ways to recognize an overdose: pupils are dilated, skin is bluish, or the person is unconscious or has shallow breathing or makes gurgling sounds. If you can make it to the person with a spray of the overdose reversal drug Narcan (naloxone), you may save a life.