Back from the dead: The stories behind the overdose statistics

  | November 28, 2016

When opioid-related deaths across York County, Pennsylvania, reached record levels last year, the Northern York County Regional Police, often the first responders on the scene of an overdose after a 911 call, began carrying Narcan, a brand-name prescription of the drug naloxone. Across a 150-square-mile jurisdiction, from January to August 2016, police administered Narcan 126 times and saved 124 lives.
Sgt. Jack Asper administered Narcan 25 times — more than anyone else in his unit. He has saved lives in urban alleys and cornfields, behind high school bleachers and inside gas station bathrooms.
He remembers all of them.
Video produced by Laura Longsworth. Chelsea Rice contributed reporting.

Back from the dead: The stories behind the overdose statistics