Heroin Coalition issues health alert for overdose spike



hi Ivan that Public Health Alert is meant to warn hospitals like UC Medical Center and prepare them to receive a surge in overdose patients there aren't exact numbers when it comes to overdose deaths from this spike from the heroin coalition but I'm told that number will be in the double digits this deadly rise in suspected overdoses is worrying the very people who fight the epidemic we wish we had more answers all we can do is keep trying to Tom sign in with the Hamilton County heroin Coalition says this weekend's spike in suspected overdoses is the worst he's seen in years we really haven't seen this in a while the program is unique in a way that we really don't treat people who as clients or as patients who really are just people helping people the icrons– corporation is one group on the front line of the opioid epidemic for 50 years the organization has helped people in the tri-state struggling with addiction it says the recent spike in overdoses shows just how serious the problem is it certainly is concerning and it's concerning to me just as a person and as a professional and it makes my work that much more important and meaningful my work and the work of all the other people that I promised micron offers a variety of services and says it's important to meet the specific needs of each person it's also important to show people struggling with addiction that there is a way out that really does give them hope they hear the stories of other people just you know similar to them you know we're all people as Randy said people helping people and you get to hear those stories so hope is incredibly important one big challenge for people trying to get the opioid epidemic under control has been fentanyl which chief sainan says was likely the reason behind so many overdoses happening in just one day an extra challenge to hope the group the coalition and what we're trying to do and it's been very difficult and trust me it's frustrating for us we also struggle with trying to find answers in the Hamilton County heroin coalition is putting this information out there to hopefully save some lives it also warns that fentanyl is starting to be found in drugs besides heroin about half of these suspected overdoses involved cocaine reporting live at UC Medical Center Josh Busan nine on your side

4 Comments

  1. Who cares these people donโ€™t have jobs they donโ€™t contribute to society they steal and break other laws just let them be…

  2. Sounds about white๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿ˜ต

  3. Stop rewarding heroin addicts. No matter what you do they are not going to get better. They're just going to continue to screw up the cities and their own lives. Let them face the consequences of what they do.

  4. Addiction is a disease and the people who struggle deserve to get the help they need.

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