Use of medications is a very debatable subject recently, and there are countless pills, treatments and everything you can imagine regarding this subject. Opioid medications are widely used and have been successful on many occasions, but treating illness with this medication has been known to cause some side effects, which might affect a big sector of the population, depending on how their bodies react to the opioid and the amount of drugs they have consumed. With the known risks, people tend to still continue the treatment, since it is the only thing that could help them, but that doesn't mean it couldn't do more harm than good.
In order to be prepared for overdoses, drug users need something that could counter the effects of the opioids. Since overdose is a possibility and its side effects are not to be taken lightly, and death tops the list. For this reason, scientists have developed naloxone, which is a chemical that reverses or blocks the effects of opioids in general. This will not only relieve the side effects of opioid medication, but also it will also help counteract and overdose of opium. Naloxone kits are being packed into medical emergency kits will hopefully save lives. There are some cases where the medical team does not reach the person who is overdosing in the proper time.
There are a few things that people without any special training or knowledge could do at home if they are in possession of an emergency kit. Adding naloxone in the kits will ensure that someone in desperate need will be able to save their own life.