Light Your Own Candle Virtual Memorial

Partnership Carson City is honoring those who have lost their life to an overdose with a Facebook live event Thursday, August 27 at 6 p.m. The event coincides with International Overdose Awareness Day. “This is a very real problem for many and especially difficult for those that have lost a loved one,” said Hannah McDonald, [...]

Virtual Naloxone training

Join us for this life-saving learning opportunity! Partnership will be presenting a Naloxone training via Zoom on Wednesday, June 3 at 11 a.m. This brief class will teach participants how to use the nasal spray Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training will also include a history of opioids [...]

Nevada’s death rate from meth, other stimulants highest in nation

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Nevada’s amphetamine death rate is highest in the nation and will soon eclipse the state’s prescription opioid death rate if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

2019-04-19T14:40:26-07:00March 30th, 2018|Heroin, Meth, News|

‘Out of control’ opioid epidemic rages, legislative efforts increase

By Jackie Valley and Megan Messerly If Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross had seen the news, he would have recognized the man captured in surveillance images who had been robbing local businesses. It was his son. Read more.

2017-04-18T11:06:49-07:00February 27th, 2017|Community, Drug Info, Heroin, News|

Hospitals train ER doctors to resist prescribing opioids

By, Max Blau/STAT by Boston Globe Media Dr. Phillip Chang’s emergency room epiphany started with a wreck. A patient admitted to the trauma unit of the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital was prescribed opioid painkillers for injuries he sustained in a nasty car crash. Read more.  

2017-04-18T11:07:01-07:00February 13th, 2017|Drug Info, Heroin, News, Prescription Drugs|

Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows

By Christopher Ingraham/Washington Post Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. Click here to read more

2017-02-08T15:48:16-08:00December 26th, 2016|Drug Info, Heroin, News|

New Hope For Heroin Overdoses

Some time this year residents in Illinois will be able to buy, without a prescription, a drug that may reverse heroin overdoses. The drug is called Narcan or Naloxone. The Illinois legislature approved the sale of Narcan without a prescription and Walgreen’s pharmacists will dispense it. The ready availability of the drug comes as the [...]

2016-09-04T04:14:27-07:00May 13th, 2016|Drug Info, Heroin, News|
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