UCF officers train to use life-saving overdose antidote

On Friday, the director for UCF's Alcohol and Drug Program led the first of five training sessions for UCF officers learning how to use Naloxone, an easily injectable antidote for someone who may have overdosed on an opiate like heroin.

UCF officers are among the first to use Naloxone.

The injectable medication is so small it can be carried inside a shirt pocket.

In addition to learning how to use the device, officers were also taught to look at what signs to look for in someone who has suffered an opiate overdose.

Fox 35's Andrea Jackson has the story.