Entries by Safe Homes Coalition Administrator

International overdose awareness day

KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. It’s a global event focused on raising awareness of overdoses, reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths, and acknowledging the grief felt by families and friends. Your Crisis Coach Scott Silverman joins KUSI to tell us more. Watch Full KUSI Story

Prescription Drugs In The Home Are Fueling The Addiction Crisis Among Kids And Teens, Warns New Research

Forbes by: David DiSalvo, Senior Contributor Looking at the results collectively, the biggest takeaway is that it’s dangerous to keep prescription meds in the home when they’re no longer needed. Particularly opioids, sedatives and stimulants – having any of these addictive drugs around elevates risk not only for your family, but also others who might […]

SUPERVISOR GASPAR TEAMS WITH SHERIFF GORE, SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AND SAFE HOMES COALITION TO LAUNCH INNOVATIVE PROGRAM AIMED AT REDUCING ACCESS TO DANGEROUS OPIOIDS

PRESS RELEASE VOLUNTEERS DISTRIBUTING HUNDREDS OF BAGS FOR SAFE DISPOSAL OF OLD AND UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS To counter the rising number of opioid deaths, Saturday, Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Sheriff Bill Gore, Safe Homes Coalition and the San Diego Association of REALTORS kicked off the “Keep Kids Safe” program. For the 4thyear in a row, the […]

San Diego People: Opioid Crisis in San Diego

KUSI Newsroom A nationwide epidemic is killing hundred of thousands of people across the United States every single year. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, opioid overdoses kill more then 130 people in the United States each day. In San Diego County, overdose deaths from opioids have now surpassed every other kind of […]

Amid Opioid Crisis, AMR Joins Initiative to Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse

Voice of San Diego by: Jennifer McEntee American Medical Response responds to more than 200,000 emergency medical transports annually in San Diego County. In recent years, AMR has seen a growing number of overdoses associated with suspected opioid use, according to Madeleine Baudoin, AMR’s government and public affairs manager. “AMR is committed to the health […]

About 254 pounds of fentanyl, 395 pounds of meth seized by Border Protection

AP, KUSI Newsroom PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is helping fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona. […]