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”

Starbucks: The New Homeless & Addict Campground?

“I’ve definitely done it. So I don’t see a problem with it,” said Nicole McDonald. “I think it should have always been that way, especially because of the way racism is you know,” said Desiree Mollere. But some customers have other concerns. “If you go into a business and you just sit there and youContinue reading “Starbucks: The New Homeless & Addict Campground?”

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”

Prison Reform and Redemption Act 2018

LIVE: President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks At Prison Reform Summit – May 18, 2018 | CNBC Summary: H.R.3356 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text) There is one summary for H.R.3356. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Introduced in House (07/24/2017) Prison Reform and Redemption Act This bill directs the Department of Justice to developContinue reading “Prison Reform and Redemption Act 2018”

Walgreens: The opioid epidemic in our nation. #It Ends with Us.

The opioid epidemic in our nation has reached a critical point. Every day thousands of teenagers and young adults find themselves spiraling down a path of addiction. Opioids are legal pain relievers that are typically prescribed for teens and young adults after major injuries and surgeries. Due to the addictive nature of these drugs —Continue reading “Walgreens: The opioid epidemic in our nation. #It Ends with Us.”

Officer Performs CPR on Man Overdosing, Saves Life

Officer Performs CPR on Man Overdosing, Saves Life Written by Detective Mark Jamieson on April 20, 2017 11:24 am Just before 2:00 am Thursday morning officers responded to a report of a man overdosing in an abandoned house in the 1000 block of E. Republican Street. Officer Do located a woman inside the house, callingContinue reading “Officer Performs CPR on Man Overdosing, Saves Life”

Councilmember Bagshaw on Opiate Addiction Taskforce Findings

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement following the release of the Opiate Addiction Task Force’s recommendations: “Opiate addiction is a terrible reality, and it’s a problem that we have seen across the nation. Addiction clearly exacerbates the struggle for those seeking to overcome homelessness, which is why I’mContinue reading “Councilmember Bagshaw on Opiate Addiction Taskforce Findings”

Seattle braces for drug 50 times more potent than heroin

From: Komonews.com By Molly Shen Friday, April 8th 2016 Caleb Banta-Green tracks drug use through UW’s School of Public Health. He encourages users to have the antidote naloxone on hand, to buy time in an overdose. “Fentanyl is extremely potent,” said DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Doug James. “It takes microgram quantities to getContinue reading “Seattle braces for drug 50 times more potent than heroin”

Help Curb Overdose Deaths By Calling 911

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 SamaritanContinue reading “Help Curb Overdose Deaths By Calling 911”