‘Hey Marin: WTF?’: North Bay county starts new fentanyl awareness campaign to bring attention to growing opioid crisis [Video]
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‘Hey Marin: WTF?’: North Bay county starts new fentanyl awareness campaign to bring attention to growing opioid crisis [Video]

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) — A new campaign is targeting the dangers of fentanyl in Marin County. This as President Joe Biden met with Mexico’s president on the last day of APEC to talk about the Fentanyl crisis facing the two countries. In the North Bay, a new eye-catching ad campaign is targeting the dangers…

OD Free Marin collaborates with Song for Charlie to educate parents about preventing youth overdose
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OD Free Marin collaborates with Song for Charlie to educate parents about preventing youth overdose

Marin parent Jessica Schiller, whose daughter Naomi died of an overdose, joined a panel discussion on fentanyl at the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) which held a screening of the documentary, “Drugs in the Age of Fentanyl.” Marin County community-based prevention coalition, OD Free Marin collaborated on the event with Song for Charlie, a nonprofit…

Inside San Francisco’s ‘poison pipeline’ – ground zero of California’s deadly fentanyl epidemic
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Inside San Francisco’s ‘poison pipeline’ – ground zero of California’s deadly fentanyl epidemic

Rozina Sabur | The Telegraph Rizzy Spoer began using drugs aged 12. Growing up in San Francisco’s Bay Area, she enjoyed experimenting with as many illicit substances as she could. It got to a point, she said, where she was “probably going to die”. In her experience, her story isn’t “uncommon”. Now aged 34, she…

The Fentanyl Crisis – how it affected Greenbrae parents Michelle and Jeff Leopold
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The Fentanyl Crisis – how it affected Greenbrae parents Michelle and Jeff Leopold

by Dan Pine / excerpted from JWeekly The parents of Greenbrae teen Trevor Leopold said their son resisted help when it came to drug use. Michelle and Jeff Leopold watched helplessly as Trevor became a habitual cannabis user two years after his bar mitzvah at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael. The drug caused violent…

Marin Voice: New campaign tackles county’s fentanyl crisis
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Marin Voice: New campaign tackles county’s fentanyl crisis

By Matt Willis and Vikki Garrod Every five to six days we lose a Marin resident to an accidental overdose. This is more than twice the rate of five years ago. The primary driver? Fentanyl. The public health crisis of overdose in Marin demands urgent action and community-wide strategies. We learned from our COVID-19 response…

Harsh New Fentanyl Laws Ignite Debate Over How to Combat Overdose Crisis
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Harsh New Fentanyl Laws Ignite Debate Over How to Combat Overdose Crisis

By Jan Hoffman | The New York Times Three teenage girls were found slumped in a car in the parking lot of a rural Tennessee high school last month, hours before graduation ceremonies. Two were dead from fentanyl overdoses. The third, a 17-year-old, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Two days later, she…

Marin health officials, schools take on fentanyl abuse prevention
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Marin health officials, schools take on fentanyl abuse prevention

By KERI BRENNER | kbrenner@marinij.com | Marin Independent Journal Marin County health leaders and educators are launching a countywide effort to curb the threat of fentanyl, an increasingly omnipresent drug that has taken a deadly toll in Marin, the county’s top health official said this week. The county’s public health department has joined with the Marin County Office of…

Marin Voice: Prevent deaths, overdoses by raising awareness of fentanyl
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Marin Voice: Prevent deaths, overdoses by raising awareness of fentanyl

I still feel the pain of losing my brother to a fatal opioid overdose in 2018. Jerry was only 50. It was at  that moment that I committed to being an advocate for overdose death prevention in my home county of Marin. Earlier this month, the Marin Independent Journal highlighted the story of Aidan Mullin,…