Prevent Overdose … Help Others…

The heroin epidemic affects EVERYONE. You may not be personally affected right now but you probably know someone who is or has been indirectly. Look at the graph below, the number of fatal overdoses has risen by huge amounts over the past few years. I am personally affected by this epidemic and it is devastating every single day. Losing someone you love to an overdose leaves you with so much heartbreak. What else could I have done to prevent it? I have to live with this question for the rest of my life, among others. Seeing a life taken way too soon, questioning if you did enough. How could you have saved a life? I was happy to see that one county in Pennsylvania is now going to classify heroin overdose as homicide and dealers as murders. “If you chose to sell heroin, you’re killing people and you’re murdering people. You’re just as dead from a shot of heroin as if someone puts a bullet in you,” Kiessling told The Daily Item of Sunbury. … “Calling these accidents is sweeping it under the rug,” he said. Read more: http://www.wpxi.com/news/pa-coroner-starts-ruling-heroin-overdose-deaths-as-homicides/180266150 School are now stocking Naloxone in schools to help save lives. We still need to do more. People suffering from addiction need to be treated as someone with a disease.  They need help. Their families need help. This is a HEALTH CRISIS! There is an...

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