Friday, February 19, 2016

Police Officer ODs On Heroin

Heroin and drug addiction knows no bounds.  Addiction doesn't care if you are a lawyer, doctor, plumber, or homeless.  The eventual goal of the disease of addiction is to get us alone and kill us.

On Wednesday, February 17th 2016 at 3 am a person flagged down a police officer that was on patrol in Buffalo, New York.  They said that their friend had overdosed on heroin and needed help.  Thankfully that officer was trained in administering Narcan in order to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.  It took more than one dose to save this mans life.

The person that was revived was an off duty Buffalo city police officer.  His life was saved by one of his colleagues.  The chief of the department said it is a first in his tenure.  Other officers have been fired in the past for drug use but he said there has never been an overdose of heroin.

Like so many overdoses, this particular one was no different from the other reports that we are getting around the country.  It was a fentanyl laced batch that did it.  Fentanyl laced heroin has killed tens of thousands across our country.  In the small city of Buffalo, 23 people have died since January 28th 2016.

As always we post these stories to promote awareness and treatment for heroin addiction.  The states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York have a major problem and it is not getting better.  If you or a loved one needs a Pennsylvania drug rehab or live in one of the surrounding states please call Clearbrook for help.

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