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Man saved after deputies administer Naloxone, bringing total number of lives saved to 30 since the program's inception

A 27-year-old man is recovering after deputies administered a dose of Naloxone to pull the man out of the throes of a drug overdose.

Deputies Fisher and Tomasko at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, responded to a Mission Viejo shopping center after a caller reported a man overdosing on heroin.

When deputies arrived, the man was unresponsive and not breathing. The deputies administered one dose of Naloxone, a nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an overdose, and the man regained consciousness.

He was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department launched a trial phase of the Naloxone program in October 2015, with full implementation of the program about a year later.

Since launching the program, deputies have administered Naloxone 33 times and have saved 30 lives.