VIDEO: Oakland County deputy uses Narcan to save man found overdosed in truck
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man was brought back to life Friday morning by an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy after he had overdosed on heroin. The man and his driver were both unconscious behind the wheel of a moving pickup truck. The deputy was dispatched to the scene near the border of Auburn Hills and Orion Township. With the clock ticking, he used two shots of Narcan to slowly bring the man back to life. As the man regained consciousness, he was disoriented and began communicating with the first responders.
Oakland County to host free drive-thru Narcan training
PONTIAC, Mich. – The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities is taking its Narcan training curbside to combat the rise in overdose deaths. To help combat this issue, the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities pivoted to provide virtual Narcan training and starting Friday, it is also offering drive up training. Every Friday from now until April 2, the Alliance will be conducting free drive-up/drive-thru Narcan training from noon to 2 p.m. at different host locations. In less than 10 minutes, participants will receive one-on-one training on the proper administration of intra-nasal Narcan. Each person participating will need to fill out a short survey in order to receive the Narcan during this event.
Man charged with supplying drugs to 3 Rochester Hills teens who were found dead from overdosing
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – A Lake Orion man has been charged with supplying drugs to three Rochester Hills teenagers who were found dead from overdosing, officials said. Auburn Hills police officers were called at 4:36 p.m. July 29 to the Baymont Hotel at 1294 North Opdyke Road to check on the well-being of a girl, according to authorities. Officers found the 17-year-old Rochester Hills girl in a room with two brothers, ages 18 and 19, also from Rochester Hills. Lorenzo Kenneth Brabo, 20, of Lake Orion, was also found in the hotel room, officials said. Brabo was arraigned Monday (Nov. 9) at 52/3 District Court on three counts of felony delivery causing death.
Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network to hold free Narcan drive-thru event
DETROIT The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) is holding a free Narcan giveway on Monday. Naloxone, or Narcan, rapidly reverses the effects of an overdose. The free distribution is part of International Overdose Awareness Day. The free drive-thru event runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 707 West Milwaukee, Detroit Parking Lots A & B. Distributing free Narcan is just one more way for all of us to save lives.READ: More coverage
Roseville police responding to overdoses will now offer recovery teams
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – The Roseville Police Department announced a plan to reach out to people struggling with addiction and get them on the road to recovery. Police said they’re seeing so many overdoses in Roseville homes, from heroin, pills and other drugs that families are stocking Narcan in the home themselves. READ: Michigan health officials to provide free naloxone to organizations, individualsThere’s a new strategy for police when they arrive at the scene of an overdose. Instead of arresting, they offer up recovery teams from the group “Families Against Narcotics.” The group is led by retired Clinton Township judge Linda Davis. The program is in Taylor, Bay City and there’s a wait list of towns wanting to join in.
Auburn Hills brothers, 17-year-old girl dead after suspected drug overdose
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Its hard to imagine what Rebecca and Robert Kiesseling are going through after both of their sons overdosed on the same day. I was the good parent, Rebecca Kiesseling said. They call it bricks on the street, Rebecca Kiesseling said. Rebecca Kiesseling said making the call to the boys biological mother about their death was the hardest thing shes ever had to do. She hadnt seen them in a long time and she had seen the both of them this past week, Rebecca Kiesseling said.
Michigan health officials to provide free naloxone to organizations, individuals
LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched an online portal where organizations can request free naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid overdoses and saves lives. A recent study found that only 25 percent of people using opioids in southeast Michigan had access to naloxone. Individuals can request free naloxoneNEXT Naloxone has with MDHHS to offer individuals free naloxone delivered by mail. NEXT Naloxone is a free, online service that makes naloxone available to people who use drugs, their families and friends, and others who may witness and respond to an overdose. READ: Naloxone available over the counter at registered Michigan pharmaciesMDHHS has also released a memorandum on the states strategy and guidance on naloxone distribution.