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”

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”

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”

BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

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 madeContinue reading “BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets”

Thank you! East Precinct bike officers Chris Myers and Drew Fowler Save a Life

From: SPD website As a reminder, Washington law provides immunity from criminal drug possession charges for anyone seeking medical aid for themselves or someone else experiencing an overdose. Officers Save Another Life With Overdose Reversal Drug Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on April 28, 2016 12:37 pm For the second time in as many weeks, SeattleContinue reading “Thank you! East Precinct bike officers Chris Myers and Drew Fowler Save a Life”

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”