Post Tagged with: "opioids"

Herbert Quinones, overdose prevention trainer for the NYC Health Department, right, gives an opioid overdose rescue kit to one of roughly 50 volunteers who attended the free training session. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘Shake, Shout and Rub,’ Call 911, Then Administer Naloxone

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Opioid overdose prevention training – which includes training in how to administer life-saving naloxone nasal spray – is being offered at Brooklyn libraries, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Melissa Freeman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

At 91, Treating Opioid Addiction

African American, Health, Manhattan, Women January 16, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Melissa Freeman, the granddaughter of a slave, treated patients during the early stages of the opioid crisis and at the age of 91 runs a methadone clinic and a medical practice in Manhattan, reports Amsterdam News.

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Turning to Opioids in the Russian Jewish Community

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Health, Immigration, Jewish January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A story in The Forward explores the pressures faced by the children of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants that lead some to opioids.

Clara Cardelle has saved the life of several Latino men who have overdosed on heroin in Washington Heights. The Upper Manhattan resident, born in Cuba, has resuscitated addicts by injecting them with the antidote Naloxone. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Saving Lives on a Washington Heights Corner

Health, Latino, Manhattan, Social Services November 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

The Washington Heights CORNER Project helps people suffering from opioid and heroin addiction in the largely Latino neighborhood, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

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Opioid Addiction in the Greek Community

Health, New York August 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm

The National Herald speaks to a doctor, who works with Greek Americans, about why some in the community turn to opioids.

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Opinion: Countering Drug Use – and Denial – in the Jewish Community

Health, Jewish, New York, Opinion August 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

An opinion piece in The Forward urges recognition of the “Jewish opioid epidemic” and action to deal with it.

Tino Fuentes demonstrates how to test heroin for fentanyl, in the Bronx. (Photo by Michael O’Brien for Voices of NY)

Testing for Fentanyl to Avoid Overdoses

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, New York June 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Some experts in harm reduction are recommending that drug users test for the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is believed to play a role in the surge in drug overdoses recently.

Rabbi Moishe Feiglin, founder of The Aliya Institute, which works with at-risk youths in the Lubavitch Crown Heights Community, holds a naloxone kit. Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

Facing Addiction in the Hasidic Community

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish May 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

Kings County Politics reports on efforts by community leaders in Crown Heights to educate the Orthodox Jewish community about dealing with opioid addiction and how to reverse overdoses with naloxone.

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The Opioid Crisis Hitting Hispanics in New York

Bronx, Health, Latino, New York May 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The opioid epidemic has hit the Hispanic community hard as the powerful drug fentanyl is easily found in neighborhoods in the Bronx and other boroughs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Alterra Jackson learned how to administer naloxone at a community clinic. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Learning How to Counter an Overdose

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health March 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

A naloxone training in the South Bronx is one of many in health care and community centers across the city after the expansion of a state program.