Just when you thought the American Opioid Crisis couldn’t get any worse, the news has reported another terrible tragedy involving these deadly painkillers. Recently, a local news source reported that the city of Chico, California has been the epicenter of a tragic mass opioid overdose which has claimed 1 life and injured 12 more people. Even more disturbing, authorities believe the primary cause of the deadly incident was fentanyl, a dangerous opioid that has been at the center of the deaths of Tom Petty and Prince. Reported to the local police this weekend, this incident only illustrates the grim reality of the epidemic that is currently sweeping across our beautiful country like wildfire and has served as a tragic eye-opener for the danger of illegal toxins. Let’s take a closer look at this mass opioid overdose and learn more information.
Fentanyl Strikes Again
According to the report issued on Saturday, January 12, 2019, a deadly opioid overdose occurred in the city of Chico, California in a residential home. Tragically, one person died from the drugs, while 12 other people sustained serious injuries. Based on an additional statement provided by Chico Police Chief Michael O’Brien, he and his officers believe the dangerous painkiller fentanyl may have been responsible for this tragic incident. (Recent government reports have confirmed that this dangerous drug is the most dangerous substances in the United States.) Initially, a news source speculated the incident transpired at some time around 9:12 AM, when police initially received the report.
Civilian and Officer Injuries
Unfortunately, civilians were not the only victims of this deadly event. As the report indicates, police officers administered naloxone to the survivors to block the effects of this opioid drug (and another substance that forensic teams have not yet identified), and, as a result of interactions with the scene, two officers started to experience the characteristic effects produced by fentanyl (showing how dangerous this opioid can truly be). Although the mass overdose is tragic and heartbreaking, this report does provide a clear image of how naloxone treatment is beneficial to combatting this epidemic, one shot at a time.
Seeking Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Opioids are some of the most terrifying aspects of our society, despite the fact that many of them can actually help you. Despite the beneficial aspects of these drugs, though, you have to understand that these substances can destroy your mind and body and trigger severe dependency. If you are suffering from opioid abuse or addiction of any sort, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process detox and withdrawal and guide you through each step of the rehabilitation process to help you separate yourself from these substances.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can take the first steps toward beating this Opioid Crisis of America.