VIDEO: EMS/RESCUE call for a report of an unresponsive drug overdose victim at Dryden Place “Marketview” Apartments on Dryden Place north of Kensington Road Saturday Night.
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:24 PM Saturday to a report of a possible opioid overdose or heroin overdose at 3 North Dryden Pl Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a man overdosed on heroin or opioid and was already administered Narcan or Naloxone antidote.*
First responders initially received a report that a man in his 20s was unconscious, not breathing, and without a pulse. CPR was reported underway.
Firefighter/paramedics immediately called for extra manpower for Advanced Life Support.
After firefighter/paramedics and police were in the apartment building for about 10 minutes, a man was walked to the ambulance on his own power by about 9:35 p.m. and transported to Northwest Community Hospital.
On Tuesday — just four days before this second reported overdose in a week — a female was reported to have overdosed on heroin, and was rescued by an antidote of Narcan. An Arlington Heights police officer officer administered two doses of naloxone using the Evzio auto-injector carried in all squad cars. A 19-year-old female was also transported Northwest Community Hospital. She had been unresponsive without detectable respiration.
*At the time of this report, it was not confirmed whether the police administered one of their Narcan antidotes or whether the victim, family or friends used a Narcan antidote kit in their possession. Police and firefighter/paramedics did not confirm whether the man was unresponsive when they arrived on the scene.
In many states drug users, family members and concerned friends can carry naloxone or Narcan to use as a rescue antidote.
Many states also have overdose laws that prevent prosecution for drug possession for people who have an overdose or who seek medical help for someone else having an overdose.
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