Fargo, ND (Valley News Live) - After responding to two separate cases of opioid overdose over the past two days, the Grand Forks Police Department is urging citizens to take precautions.
In both overdose cases, CPR was performed and Naloxone was administered by first responders.
Both victims were revived and have fully recovered.
Now, the Police Department has urged citizens to refrain from illegal drugs but also offered prevention tips if one chooses to do so.
These include: Do not use alone, avoid mixing substances, start with small amounts, keep Naloxone available and do not let it freeze, if injecting, use clean equipment every time, treat every dose as if it contains Fentanyl.
Grand Forks Public Health will have Naloxone available at no cost for individuals, or loved ones of individuals, at risk for overdose on Thursday Oct. 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday Oct. 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday Oct. 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Training takes about 20 minutes, and no personally identifiable information will be asked.
Inspire Pharmacy also has Naloxone available over the counter at no cost during normal business hours.