by: Tom Regan Updated:
ATLANTA - A student at North Atlanta High School was arrested after a suspected drug overdose Friday morning.
After the student was revived, he initially declined medical care and said he was fine. According to the report, a resource officer saw a syringe
Paramedics transported the student to Piedmont Hospital. A psychiatrist and addiction expert told Channel 2 Action News he has seen other instances of students overdosing when injecting heroin at school.
"We see kids here at the emergency room in Piedmont Hospital who have done things like this before. It's not uncommon." said Dr. Dave Davis.
Davis said more young people who are addicted to opiate
"It's tremendously dangerous
Davis is advocate of Suboxone, a drug that is used in therapy to wean patients addicted to prescription pain medication and heroin.
"Why Suboxone? Because there's no cravings. You don't wake up wondering where you're going to get your oxycodone or heroin," Davis said.
The student was charged with possession of heroin on a school campus. Atlanta Public Schools said the incident is being investigated as a disciplinary matter.