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First responders in Bismarck revived two men who overdosed from heroin within a day of each other last week.

Around 1 p.m. Thursday, Bismarck Police responded to a welfare check at a gas station on the 2900 block of North 19th Street where a 24-year-old Bismarck man was slumped over in the driver's seat of a running vehicle.

Police reportedly found a used needle in his lap. Officers administered three doses of Narcan before the man gasped and became alert.

Narcan is the nasal form of Naloxone, a drug to reverse opioid overdoses.

Metro Area Ambulance took him to the hospital. He later reportedly said he used the syringe to inject heroin.

Bismarck police, fire and ambulance personnel also responded about 5 a.m. Friday to the 2300 block of LaCorte Loop for a 36-year-old Bismarck man who was unconscious and not breathing.

Fire personnel reportedly revived the man with two courses of Narcan, who reportedly told responders he had used a needle to ingest heroin.

Metro Area Ambulance took the man to an emergency room.

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