Officer saves man's life twice in two weeks from overdose

- Body camera video shows an officer saving a man from over-dosing not once, but twice in just two weeks.

The opioid crisis is the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, and it's been declared a national health emergency.

Georgia is one of the hardest hit states by opioid addiction. Last year, more than 1,300 people died in our state. And while you may think this doesn't affect you, if you have ever been prescribed prescription painkillers, it does.

70 percent of addicts get their pills from friends or family members, many times without them knowing it.

Police gave us a look at their view of the opioid epidemic through body camera video.

In Chattahoochee Hills, a police officer saved the same man's life twice after he overdosed.

Narcan is a nasal spray and police officers carry it in their patrol cars. Police body cam video shows Chattahoochee Hills Police Officer Michael Lynch pulling up to the same house he'd been at just two weeks before.  

Turns out, it's the same person, with the same problem.  

According to Officer Lynch, the man has once again overdosed on opioids, the second time in two weeks.

The video shows Officer Lynch giving the man the nasal spray Narcan, and you could actually see the color return to his face.

Narcan works by reversing the effect that opioids have on the central nervous system and respiratory system. It works in minutes.

Chattahoochee Hills police have been carrying Narcan for about 8 months. They actually get it for free from the state.

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