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70 Dosages of Narcan Saves 50

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Topic: 70 Dosages of Narcan Saves 50
Posted By: Monroe News
Subject: 70 Dosages of Narcan Saves 50
Date Posted: Apr 11 2018 at 10:43am


Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims presented a written annual report to City Council about the 
services provided by his office.   Sheriff Sims also highlighted some of the items in the report 
including the fact that his officers now carry Narcan and administered 70 dosages in 2017.   It 
resulted in 50 people that survived as a result of this.

Mr. Hickman thought it was great that his officers are carrying the Narcan and appreciates the 
Sheriff’s annual visit.  Mr. Clark echoed Mr. Hickman’s appreciation for Sheriff Sims attendance at 
the Council meeting.

Commander Steve Arrasmith of Warren County Drug Task Force distributed the 2017 Drug Task Force  
Annual  Report.    Commander  Arrasmith  thanked  City  Council  and  the  Monroe  Police 
Department as his office has a good relationship with the City of Monroe.  He highlighted various
sections of the Annual Report.


Source: Monroe Council Minutes
Regular Meeting of Council
March 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio


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Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Apr 11 2018 at 11:01am
70 dosages save 50? So did some require more than one dose or .....

  • Heroin-related overdose deaths increased fivefold from 2010 to 2016.
  • From 2015 to 2016, heroin overdose death rates increased by 19.5%, with nearly 15,500 people dying in 2016.
  • In 2016, males aged 25-44 had the highest heroin death rate at 15.5 per 100,000, which was an increase of 17.4% from 2015.3
Source: CDC


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Posted By: basser
Date Posted: Apr 11 2018 at 8:36pm
It is great news that Warren County is saving lives! On July 18, 2017 the Butler County sheriff, Richard Jones, stated that he wouldn’t “allow” his deputies to use Narcan, hence assuming God’s position: making life and death decisions. There should be “a new sheriff in town”...

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Posted By: MElass
Date Posted: Apr 11 2018 at 10:11pm
How very callous of Sheriff Jones!!!! Shreiks of " The only good Indian is a dead Indian". In other words... "The only good addict is a dead addict". Really??? Can't we do better than that?


Posted By: whineisfine
Date Posted: Apr 12 2018 at 1:38am
MElass
Never, ever heard Sheriff Jones  say "the only good addict is a dead addict". If he ever did, he should be condemned. I never heard it, but doesn't mean he didn't say it.
We have had a family member in the grips of addiction. Not a pretty sight. Total devastation for the children. I do not know what to do about this, but I know first hand that it ruins lives in a ripple effect.


Posted By: MElass
Date Posted: Apr 13 2018 at 11:10pm
I did not say Sheriff Jones SAID that. I said not allowing his deputies to use a potentially live saving drug (Narcan) when called to an emergency drug overdose seems to indicate a disregard of the addicts life threatening needs. So if his deputies cannot treat an overdose, he is subjecting the victim to potential death. Hence my anology.


Posted By: MElass
Date Posted: Apr 13 2018 at 11:12pm
And I am truly sorry for your family member's addiction. I assume you would want that person to be given Narcan should that need arise.


Posted By: Houndog
Date Posted: Apr 15 2018 at 9:35pm
Wait a minute...The same companies who create opioids also create the antidote? 
Brilliant. Supply AND Demand!!! 


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