Naperville Officers Successfully Administer Narcan to Resuscitate Overdose Victim
NAPERVILLE, Ill.— Naperville Police were called to the 1500 block of Naperville Wheaton Road at 2 a.m. on February 2, 2016 for a report of an unconscious subject. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old man, who was unresponsive and showed signs of a drug overdose. The responding officers administered a dose of Narcan to the subject, which resulted in him regaining consciousness almost immediately. The Naperville Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene and transported the man to Edward Hospital where he was provided further medical attention.
The DuPage County Narcan Program facilitates training in the use of Narcan, a non-addictive drug that can reverse a potentially fatal opioid overdose, and also supplies the product for first responders. The program is credited with saving more than 100 lives since officers began administering Narcan in 2014. Tuesday morning’s incident represents Naperville Police Department’s third Narcan save.
“Narcan has proven to be a valuable tool in our effort to preserve life in overdose cases,” said Police Chief Robert Marshall. “The availability of this resource, however, has in no way diminished our efforts to combat the root of the problem, which is drug use and abuse. We will continue to partner with the community, utilizing the many programs available to educate and offer assistance to those who need it, with the goal of curbing drug abuse in our city.”
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.