Dr. Dennis Watson's Research Featured on WRTV, WFYI and Dr. Drew
Fear of being arrested still undercuts an Indiana law that shields anyone who administers naloxone from criminal charges, according to a survey conducted by Dr. Dennis Watson and Dr. Bradley Ray, assistant professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Approximately 73 percent of survey respondents said 911 was called after naloxone was administered for an overdose, but 27 percent of respondents indicated 911 was not called. Drs. Watson and Ray said their research shows that people don't call 911 because they are afraid of being arrested.