‘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…

State Launches “Empowering Faith Leaders in California Substance Use Prevention and Intervention” Project
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State Launches “Empowering Faith Leaders in California Substance Use Prevention and Intervention” Project

SACRAMENTO — The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has launched the Empowering Faith Leaders in California project, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation’s Global Initiative’s Overdose Response Network, and is investing in hospital emergency departments to continue to assist Californians in need of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and mental health treatment services. The…

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…

Over-the-counter sales of Narcan to begin this week
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Over-the-counter sales of Narcan to begin this week

By Lindsey Theis The purple pinwheel in Michelle Leopold’s front yard symbolizes overdose awareness. She’s a “tough mother” fighting against fentanyl. Her first-born son Trevor died when he was only 18 years old in his dorm room, after taking what he believed to be an oxycodone pill that was, unbeknownst to him, laced with fentanyl. Leopold…

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…

The Medical Board of California publishes new guidelines on prescribing opioids for pain

The Medical Board of California publishes new guidelines on prescribing opioids for pain

California Medical Association The Medical Board of California recently published a long-awaited update to its opioid prescribing guidelines, which will make it easier for patients to get the care they need while maintaining appropriate safeguards. Importantly, the medical board has clarified that the guidelines are not intended to replace a physician’s clinical judgment and individualized, patient-centered…

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…