De Blasio pleads to Trump for help with homeless crisis

Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded with President Trump on Sunday for help with the burgeoning homeless situation wreaking havoc throughout the city. Read more HERE Also… Trump slams New York City, California over ‘tremendous’ homeless crisis “California and New York must do something about their TREMENDOUS Homeless problems,” he wrote. “If their Governors can’t handleContinue reading “De Blasio pleads to Trump for help with homeless crisis”

Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders

If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Cataldo Ambulance medics and other first responders revive a 32-year-old man who was found unresponsive and not breathing after an opioid overdose on a sidewalk in the Boston suburb of Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder The recent increase in overdoseContinue reading “Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders”

Seattle Police stocking up on opioid overdose medicine – EVENT! SAT AUGUST 31, 2019

Eight cities in Washington will host events for Overdose Awareness Day, Saturday. The Seattle Police Department has ordered 145 more doses of naloxone, the opioid overdose medicine, to be distributed across their five precincts. Read More According to the National Safety Council, there were 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the country in 2017. Of those,Continue reading “Seattle Police stocking up on opioid overdose medicine – EVENT! SAT AUGUST 31, 2019”

Seattle Firefighters Need Your Help!

Seattle Fire Foundation, community support help firefighters get new bulletproof vests SEATTLE — Seattle firefighters need more bulletproof vests because of growing dangers on the job. The department has gotten a few, but still needed more than 200 vests and there’s no more money from the city to pay for them. But, with help fromContinue reading “Seattle Firefighters Need Your Help!”

BEWARE: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in Wash., health officials say

Photo from Public Health Seattle & King County shows pills containing fentanyl that were sold on the streets of Seattle. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of people who died from an overdose of illicit fentanyl increased nearly 70 percent this year over last in Washington state, health officials said Wednesday. NARCAN SPRAY Read more HERE

Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses

Narcan, that drug meant to help prevent an opioid overdose, is becoming more readily available. Seattle police carry it. It’s available at CVS and Walgreens without a prescription. And now, it’s going to be available at thousands of public libraries and YMCAs nationwide. Every day, 115 people in the U.S. die because of opioid overdoses.Continue reading “Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses”

October 15, 2018 – Seattle Neighborhood Business District Safety Forum

OCT 15 Seattle Neighborhood Business District Safety Forum by SODO BIA Free Actions and Detail Panel REGISTER Event Information DESCRIPTION The BIAs of Ballard, Chinatown/International District, University District, Pioneer Square, and SODO are collaborating in our efforts to engage with city, county, and state officials to address the increasing challenges our businesses are experiencing withContinue reading “October 15, 2018 – Seattle Neighborhood Business District Safety Forum”

President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand

President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand HEALTHCARE We will work to strengthen vulnerable families and communities, and we will help to build and grow a stronger, healthier, and drug-free society. President Donald J. Trump ADDRESSING THE DRIVING FORCES OF THE OPIOID CRISIS: President Donald J. Trump’sContinue reading “President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand”

StopOverdose.org

Welcome to Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Opioid trends across Washington state Death data from the Washington State Department of Health Center for Health Statistics are combined with population data from the Office of Financial Management to create rates of death. Data include only deaths for which an underlying cause of death was determined to beContinue reading “StopOverdose.org”

UW Health Fair – Opioid Overdose Prevention Education & Naloxone Distribution

UW Health Fair – Opioid Overdose Prevention Education & Naloxone Distribution May 22, 2018, 11am-3pm UW Red Square, 4063 Spokane Ln, Seattle DCHS and the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute/Center for Opioid Safety Education will provide information on opioid overdose prevention education, provide training to reverse overdose using Naloxone, and distribute 50 Naloxone nasal spraysContinue reading “UW Health Fair – Opioid Overdose Prevention Education & Naloxone Distribution”