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Overdose reversal drug, Narcan, now available at Walgreens

Posted at 11:48 PM, Dec 13, 2017

If you are struggling with addiction or know someone that is, you may be pleased to know, the overdose reversal drug is now sold at Walgreens.

The drug, Narcan, is sold over the counter for around $130.

Narcan is carried by first responders to administer when they come into contact with someone who overdosed. But now, you or your loved one can buy it and carry it yourself in the case of an emergency.

"The ambulance was called and then I woke up inside the ambulance and I was like what's going on?" said Bianca who is recovering from addiction. "They were like, you overdosed. I was like no I didn't. They were like sweetie yes you did. You almost did not make it. You literally died for a full minute. And I got Narcan five times."

Bianca started using heroin when she was 10 years old. She is now 21 years old and recovering at Desert Hope Treatment Center.

David Marlon, CEO of Solutions Recovery, encourages anyone dealing with addiction to purchase Narcan and have it on hand.

"If you have a loved one who is allergic to bee stings, you would certainly have an EpiPen available most wherever you went," said Marlon. "If you have a loved one who may be dependent on opiates or may be abusing opiates, it makes sense to have some Narcan available."

After a loved one administers Narcan on you, they should still call 911.