Narcan parties becoming disturbing trend, police say

"Narcan parties" are becoming new trend

Channel 11 News has learned that "Narcan parties" are becoming a trend in Pennsylvania.

According to investigators, addicts and dealers are taking advantage of the heroin-reversal drug by having parties where they sell heroin and Narcan as a package deal.

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"You can party and use the opioids to whatever degree you want, and with the intent that you can be saved by the use of the Narcan," Chief Jack Soberick of the Landsford, Pennsylania police said.

Police stressed that while Narcan does save lives, it is not a guarantee.

Channel 11 News looked learned that Pittsburgh paramedics used Narcan on 2,300 overdose patients in 2016. That's nearly double from the year before.