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Monument Police to begin carrying opioid overdose treatment

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Monument Police announced they have started using Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to help people who overdose from opioids.

The department issued a statement Friday afternoon, calling the treatment something that can "achieve lifesaving results."

Police said officers have received training to use it and are now authorized to carry and administer Naloxone, which is delivered as a nasal spray. 

"Equipping officers with Naloxone makes perfect sense since there are many occasions when police officers arrive on scenes before medical personnel do," The department's news release read. "With the rise in opioid overdoses seen across the country we feel that outfitting officers with Naloxone is a very simple step that can achieve lifesaving results."

Police said officers began carrying the treatment on November 11.

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