First responders send warning of illegal drugs

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Cumberland County first responders issue mixed drug warning



CUMBERLAND COUNTY GOODWILL SAYS JUST IN THE LAST WEEK ALONE IT HAS RESPONDED TO NINE OPIOID OVERDOSES AND ON AVERAGE THEY ARE SEEING THAT NUMBER EVERY MONTH. >> WE WANT TO ALERT THE COMMUNITY TO LET THEM KNOW. >> CUMBERLAND COUNTY GOODWILL DIRECTOR NATHAN HARIG SAYS OPIOIDS ALONE ARE DANGEROUS. >> THE AVERAGE PATIE WHO HAS OVERDOSED OR CONTAINED SOMETHING THAT HAS OPIOIDS APPEARS DEAD. AND WHEN I SAY IEED THEY LKOO – WHEN I SAY DEAD, THEY LOOK DEAD. THEIR COLOR IS DRAINED FROM THEIR FACE. THEY DON’T BREATH. THEY ARE STILL. COLLECTION– >> AND WHEN A DGRU LIKE HEROIN IS CONTAMINATED WITH A SYNTHETIC OPIOID LIKE FENTANYL, THE CHANCES OF DEATH SKYROCT.KE >> THE STRENGTH OF SYNTHETIC OPIIDS IS UNMATCHED THAN ANYONE MIGHT KNOW AS MORPHINE OR EVEN HEROIN. I COULD BE A THOUSAND, 100. MANY TIMES MORE POWERFUL. UL >> A FEW YEARS AGO, SAYS HARIG, THERE WERE REPORTED INSTANCES OF HEROIN THAT HAD BEEN CONTAMINATED WITH ELEPNTHA TRANQUILIZERS WITH FENTAN.YL >> THESE ARE POTENTIAL MIXTURES THAT EVEN OUR NALOXONE CAN FIGHT AGAINST. YOU MAY NEED SEVERAL MULTIPLE DOSES. >> OR IT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL THEN THE FINE LINE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH COMPLETELY DISAPPEARS.EL >> TODAY IS THE DAY. START THE CLEANING PROCESS AND AT LEAST MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE WHO IS FIGHTING ADDICTION, YOU HAVE NALOXONE AVAILABLE. >> NALOXONE IS THE GENERIC NEAM FOR NARCAN AND IT IS QUITE EASILY AVAILABLE. YOU CAN GET IT THROUGH THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OR YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY. IF YOU NEED HELP OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO HELPS EDNE, AND THE CENTER FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS I

Cumberland County first responders issue mixed drug warning

Cumberland County First Responders are warning drug addicts and their families of the possibility of illegal drugs being mixed up throughout the area. WGAL reporter Amber Gerard spoke to officials about the crisis that has led to drug overdoses in the area. You can watch the full story above.

Cumberland County First Responders are warning drug addicts and their families of the possibility of illegal drugs being mixed up throughout the area.

WGAL reporter Amber Gerard spoke to officials about the crisis that has led to drug overdoses in the area. You can watch the full story above.

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