Fentanyl Overdoses Present Unique Challenges For Responders

Detroit Man Revived At CVS

Fentanyl Overdoses Happen In A Matter of Seconds Fentanyl overdoses present unique challenges for responders as CPR is difficult to perform and often they require multiple doses of Narcan. As reported by Medpage Today, chest wall rigidity, loss of control, extreme potency, and rapid onset were among observed and reported characteristics of fentanyl-related use and overdoses, a study… Read More

Baltimore Man Overdoses On Street, Has Shoes and Phone Stolen

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Overdose Victim Robbed in Baltimore A Baltimore man who overdosed on the streets reported someone stole his shoes and phone while he was unconscious, city police said. As reported by the Baltimore Sun, a man who overdosed on an Annapolis street Sunday reported someone stole his shoes and phone while he was unconscious, city police said. Officers responded… Read More

How France Reduced Heroin Overdoses By 79%

French Policy Helped Reduce Heroin Overdoses By 79% In the 1980s and 90s, France was experiencing a crushing heroin epidemic. In1995, France made it so any doctor could prescribe buprenorphine – with dramatic results. As reported by the Atlantic, in the 1980s, France went through a heroin epidemic in which hundreds of thousands became addicted. Mohamed Mechmache, a… Read More

Darryl Strawberry Shares Addiction Struggles in NW Ohio

Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Legend Urges Teens to Recognize the Dangers of Drug Abuse Recently in NW Ohio, Darryl Strawberry shared his addiction struggles with the local Van Wert community and discussed the role that faith played in his recovery. As reported by Hometown Stations, Darryl Strawberry is known as being one of the great baseball players to play for the Mets…. Read More

Addiction Experts Cautiously Optimistic About New Treatment Options

Medically Assisted Treatment May Help Successful New Wave of Addiction Treatment With Federal funding for fighting the opioid crisis increasing, addiction experts are cautiously optimistic that medically assisted treatment will become the new standard of care. As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, after years of surging overdoses, some of the officials and medical practitioners most deeply involved in… Read More

Some Very Creative Places To Hide Drugs

Places to hide drugs

Louisville Officials Help Parents Find Hidden Drugs Stashes Police share some tips on where to look for hidden drugs inside your house, including electric outlets, bottom of cereal boxes and behind electric switches. As reported by the Courier-Journal,  a Pringles can, ChapStick tube, hairbrush handle and the Bible. These are some of the places drug users have hidden their stashes…. Read More

No Money For Narcan – City Budgets Crunched By Opioid Crisis

No Money for Narcan

Cities Face Prospect of “Narcan Rationing” As the opioid crisis continues, and more addicts need multiple doses of Narcan to be revived after taking fentanyl-laced heroin, some cities are running out of money for Narcan. As reported by the Daily Journal, on a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully… Read More

Addicts Heading to Mexico For Illegal Heroin Treatment

Ibogaine

Untested Treatment Brings Risks With Potential to Break Addiction In Just One Day As the opioid crisis continues, desperate addicts are heading to Mexico to try an illegal treatment that involves ibogaine, a potent psychedelic. As reported by the BBC, at the end of a dead end street in a town near the US-Mexico border, Emily Albert is… Read More

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Leaving Trail of Overdoses Across the Country

Fentanyl Laced Cocaine

Deadly Fentanyl Increasingly Found In Cocaine Fentanyl-laced cocaine is causing overdoses all across the country, and leaving a trail of unexpected death and heartbreak. As reported by NPR, a pipe was the only sign of drug use found near Chris Bennett’s body in November. But it looked like the 32-year-old Taunton, Mass., native had stopped breathing and died of… Read More

Even Toddlers Endangered By Opioids

Child Overdose

More Than 30,000 Children Poisoned By Household Drugs With millions of parents struggling with addiction, there have been growing numbers of young children suffering from accidental overdose. As reported by Medical Xpress, tens of thousands of toddlers and preschoolers are accidentally poisoned when they get into the drug stash of a parent or older sibling, claims a new report… Read More