Addiction Forum Question

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HopetrackerA3 A Mom From FL

If I revive someone with Narcan should I still call 911?

My son overdosed last year. By the grace of God, the ambulance was able to get to him in time to save his life. You'd think that make him stop, but he's still using drugs. I have Narcan in my drawer now, so that I can give it to him right away. Last time he was so angry after the Narcan. I'm afraid he won't want me to call 911. Should I call 911 first? Or do I even have to call 911 if he wakes up?
Wife17 Yes absolutely! It also may help the addict see the seriousness of their situation when they wake up in a hospital and hear from a doctor how they may have lost their life.
Olivia K If someone has overdosed, even if Narcan is administered and they are awake, it is important that they are immediately taken to the hospital to be medically cleared by a doctor.