By Nadia Kounang and Tony Marco, CNN The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made […]Read More BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets
LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) caseworker Tim Candela, right, attends a LEAD meeting at the SPD West Precinct From: CapitolHillSeattle In recent weeks, East Precinct officers have been trained to participate in the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program. LEAD now joins the already functioning Multi-Disciplinary Team program on Capitol Hill in giving law enforcement new […]Read More Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion
From: CapitolHillSeattle Meanwhile, another potential public health intervention for chronic drug users is making the rounds in Seattle. A mock safe consumption site for drug users set up by VOCAL Washington is making stops on Capitol Hill this week. The site targets users who inject and provides low-threshold access to a supervised space to consume […]Read More VOCAL Washington on Seattle Capitol Hill This Week
From: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog By Bryan Cohen This year, Capitol Hill Block Party won’t be competing with the Timber Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, as the 2015 edition of yet another Pacific Northwest music festival took place last weekend. Still, CHBP owner and producer Jason Lajeunesse said the flood of music industry cash into […]Read More Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 – Stay Safe!
Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee Every day, two people die in Washington from drug overdoses, which are also the number one cause of accidental death in our state. With a recent increase in deaths caused by heroin overdoses in King County, the Seattle Police Department wants to remind you that Washington has a “911 Good Samaritan […]Read More Help Curb Overdose Deaths By Calling 911
Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on December 23, 2014 11:38 am Officers in the East Precinct have begun testing of a body-worn video cameras. Here’s our first-ever release of thrilling first-person police video, featuring officers responding to a report of disabled vehicle blocking a sidewalk. Read more FULL REPORTRead More East Precinct Officers Now Testing Bodycams
From: http://www.healthcentral.com Hepatitis C (HCV) is a contagious liver disease that is spread through contact with the blood of an infected person. An estimated 75 percent of Americans with hepatitis C are believed to be Baby Boomers–and most don’t know they have it because they have no symptoms. Here is what you need to know […]Read More Hepatitis C Risk Factors & Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)