Cleveland Officials Distribute Narcan To Stem Record Overdoses

Ashley Rosser of Thrive hands a free naloxone kit to Tony Phillips. The kit also includes fentanyl test strips, food, water, and other resources so people can provide help to someone having an overdose. [Lisa Ryan / ideastream]

Doug Ullmann has seen firsthand that naloxone can save lives. He said a person overdosed at the addiction treatment house where he lived, and another person administered naloxone to save his life.  

“I’d never dealt with it before in my life,” he said.

He said naloxone--also called by its brand name Narcan--was kept at the house for situations like that one.