- On July 2, 2015
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“He was rocking himself for two hours,” Reyna said about this man, who died of an apparent overdose. “He was really, really loaded, but he was talking and he had his eyes open.” Neither Reyna nor Isra knew his name, but they said a few weeks earlier he had been hit by a car, which frequently happens to people crossing the highway between the canal and downtown Tijuana. He died the day he was released from the hospital. Heroin addicts develop a tolerance, so overdoses can easily happen when people stop using regularly and then start again. In San Diego, police in 2014 joined several other U.S. cities and started to carry a nasal spray that contains naloxone, an antidote to opiate overdose. Tijuana in 2015 still had no such program.