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St Louis: People who use drugs don't want a wall

Postby st louis steve on Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:27 am

St Louis North County dealing with drastic increase in drug overdoses (People who use drugs don't want a wall @ the border)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- North St. Louis County has been dealing with a drastic increase in drug overdoses, with totals nearly doubling between 2010 and 2016.


For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident.

CNN

It was the biggest growth out of any part of the county, according to the county health department.


Christian Hospital held a town hall Friday in response to the epidemic.

First responders educated people on types of opioids and different treatments for addictions, like naloxone, an overdose reversal drug.

Doctors say opioids are an enormous problem because they can affect anyone, and come in many different forms.


"We are seeing many overdoses, hundreds of overdoses, a year on heroin, fentanyl, other opioid medications, prescribed and illicit," said Dr. Brian Froelke, EMS Medical Director for Christian Hospital
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