Deputies Revive Overdose Victim in Goleta

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Deputies Revive Overdose Victim in Goleta
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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Just before 11:00 p.m. last night, January 25, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, and AMR medics responded to a possible overdose at a sober living home in the City of Goleta. Deputies arrived first on scene and were able to determine that the 22-year-old Ventura resident was experiencing an opioid overdose. 

A Sheriff’s deputy administered a single dose of his department-issued Naloxone nasal spray. As medics and fire personnel arrived, the subject’s vital signs improved and it was apparent that the NARCAN was effective. Fire and Medical personnel took over care of the victim, transporting him to a local hospital for further treatment.

Naloxone Hydrochloride, more commonly known by the brand name NARCAN®, blocks the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose (both medications and narcotics) including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. Due to the quick thinking and actions of the law enforcement personnel, this incident ended with a life saved instead of a drug overdose death.

All Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies receive training on the use of Naloxone. This lifesaving training is accomplished through the combined effort of the Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency.

The Sheriff’s Office has deployed naloxone 16 times since our program became operational in April of 2017.

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ladylagomorph Jan 27, 2019 03:19 PM
Deputies Revive Overdose Victim in Goleta

My epi-pen is $300.00 at the first pharmacy I tried. Going to have my Doctor call it in to Costco, as I got it last time for $45.00! I hope that holds true.

Potif Jan 27, 2019 06:42 PM
Deputies Revive Overdose Victim in Goleta

I think you can have the prescription transferred to Costco, by calling Costco and have them ask to have it transferred from the first pharmacy if your doctor sent the prescription to the first pharmacy. Check with Costco about the price first though.

Phantom Blot Jan 26, 2019 07:59 AM
Deputies Revive Overdose Victim in Goleta

Monkey Boy, My daughter lives next door to a sober living home and I could not feel safer about it. These facilities are dedicated to helping addicts and alcoholics become productive and useful members of society, taking their place alongside some of the great people of our nation. If you had any idea what you were talking about you would be appalled by your own ignorance. I mean that in the sense of lack of knowledge only, not a a slight against your intelligence. The laws of our great nation dictate that "Ignorance is no contest" and one's lack of knowledge is no excuse. Educate yourself and find find freedom in non-judgement and compassion. Be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Knowledge is power and provides the ability to make logical choices.

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