• Narcan Can Save an Opioid User's Life. What to Know About the Drug

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    In the U.S., a record-setting 81,000 people died from overdoses involving opioids in 2021. But despite that grim number, there's hope: medications like buprenorphine can treat opioid-use disorder, while harm-reduction methods such as needle exchanges can limit threats like infectious disease.
    There's also another promising tool, naloxone. The emergency medication reverses the effects of opioids on the brain for 30 to 90 minutes, allowing people who have overdosed on an opioid to start breathing again. Distributed as an injectable drug or nasal spray sold under the brand name Narcan, it can...
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