The city of Alexandria responded to four suspected opioid overdoses within 72 hours, including the deaths of two women.
"We have created a spike alarm system that allows us to see a certain number of people within a specific time. You know that there can be a public safety and health problem, and we want that information as soon as possible Gregg Ladislaw of the Alexandria Police Department said the coroner reports to find out exactly what is to blame – whether it is deadly fentanyl or something else, but the investigators are trying to find the source while the survivors are Victims are encouraged to seek treatment.
Person who has been overdosed in help and treatment, "Ladislaw said." Our real focus is then to figure out if we have the illegal vault and the distribution of narcotics at a higher level
Help begins with a new initiative: detectives bring survivors . Berlebensmitteln Among the items is a phone with a programmed number, leading to treatment.
"There are two phone numbers, the phone number of the detective and the treatment system," said Liz Wixson of Alexandria Community and Health Services. "Twenty-five percent of the time, we were able to get in touch with this person and get help. That's extraordinary.
The city officials hope that their warning will reach those who are struggling with the addiction and their relatives.
Health officials want people to know that the NARCAN overdose can be fetched for free by the Alexandria Health Department at 4480 King St.
Alexandria has resources for people who deal with opioid dependence, as well as administration for substance abuse and psychiatric services.