Editorial: We must all join the opioid battle

As the opioid epidemic continues to assault the country, now is the time for more of us to be proactive in aiding overdose victims. That means equipping ourselves with naloxone, or Narcan, a medication designed to rapidly reverse overdoses caused by opioids.

Boston’s first responders logged thousands of ambulance runs and administered lifesaving Narcan at a record pace last year as the city has attracted many out-of-town addicts.

As the Herald’s Joe Dwinell reported, police and medical experts warn that 2018 could be just as bad with no signs the drug epidemic is letting up.