Antidote knowledge urged as overdoses rise in Jennings

Jennings County officials are urging residents to learn how to use a drug that will counteract the effects of a narcotics overdose. That comes after a surge in fentanyl and heroin overdoses and associated deaths in the community.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the use of Narcan also known as naloxone can be the difference between life and death in those overdoses. Sheriff Kenny Freeman said that if you suspect someone has overdosed, you need to act swiftly. Don’t hesitate to call for medical help or to administer Narcan.

The Sheriff’s Department is encouraging you to familiarize yourself with overdose symptoms and how to administer Narcan, especially if you know someone you think might be at risk.