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  |  June 17, 2019

    Shluchim Train for Drug Overdose

    Facing the opioid crisis, Shluchim in Long Island and Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman trained in treating an overdose. Full Story

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    Narcan is a life saver.
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    Narcan is a life saver.

    Every household should go to their local pharmacy and get Narcan. It’s a life saver. You never know who’s life you can save. So many of us are struggling with opioid addiction. Rich and poor. Men and woman. Boys and girls. Chassidic and non observant.

    Much needed!
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    Much needed!

    Bring this to Crown heights as well! Saving a life is more important than politics/ignoring a problem

    I have a great idea
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    I have a great idea

    clean up the schools , yeshivas , community issues etc etc and guess what ?? the kids wouldn’t drop out and turn to drugs to fill the void and hey no need for this training !!!
    deal with the cause not the effect !!!

    Saves lives. Every one Rabbis teachers etc should train
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    Saves lives. Every one Rabbis teachers etc should train

    California get on the band wagon. Every Shul should offer training

    Please
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    Please

    Someone get that to Crown Heights pronto! It is imperative that we start to stem the tide of this epidemic.

    good job!
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    good job!

    If anyone reading this lives in Canada, you can go to any pharmacy and get a naloxone kit and training for free.

    TO number 2
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    TO number 2

    please stop blaming the schools. Schools are never going to be perfect. Families are never going be perfect. Life is never going to be perfect. Stop it already with this blame game. I know of plenty of kids, girls and boys, who went to good schools and had fine experiences and come from good families who really care about their kids and love them and they still end up on drugs. Please, just get it through your big brains. We don’t get it. It has nothing to do with schools, nothing to do with parenting, nothing to do with anything.… Read more »

    to number 7 from number 2
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    to number 7 from number 2

    you are delusional ! spk to every one drug addict and they will not tell you that they had a fine school , family community or what ever life !!! there is ALWAYS a reason and we owe it to our kids to tap in to the cause and work that way around to help them !!! sorry but my loyalties are with these deeply sensitive neshamos that are not having their needs met! i’m on their side !! PS my kids are all bh and all bh frum and clean but boy did i witness abuse in the schools… Read more »

    To number 3
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    To number 3

    Wow, I’m so impressed that you have managed to single handedly solve the world-wide opioid addiction problem. Who knew it was so simple?

    You have no idea what leads to drug addiction, did you know that even being a 3rd generation grandchild of a Holocaust survivor makes you exponentially more at risk of addiction? There are SO many factors at play here, you can’t just point and say its the schools, its the system, its the families.

    Ridiculous.
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    Ridiculous.

    They should be training to PREVENT overdoses.

    WE NEED SAFE HOUSES
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    WE NEED SAFE HOUSES

    We need safe houses for kids that decide to go into detox but need to wait to get it…thats when they are susceptible to OD – since they want to drug up before they have to stop….a SAFE HOUSE can prevent that from happening and keep them ALIVE

    Drug addiction
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    Drug addiction

    I saw this on Facebook and really felt the need to share. It gave me the shivers just reading it, and as to how accurate it is. I have never seen a more perfect poem, written in the saddest way. We all know someone who struggles. “I destroy homes, tear families apart – take your children, and that’s just the start. I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold – the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold. And if you need me, remember I’m easily found. I live all around you, in schools and in town. I… Read more »

    On Narcan
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    On Narcan

    EMT here. Narcan is great. Works wounder when it works. It should be secondary to airway management though. Opiods suppress the central nervous system and the breathing slows down to dangerous levels where cause of death in OD is usually hypoxia secondary to Opiod OD. A quick jaw thrust and/or rescue breathing can save lives. Good for when you don’t have narcan or it does not seem to work .Also remember if patient is not breathing start compressions and activate 911.

    keep our kids safe
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    keep our kids safe

    Reading that poem really struck me i have never ever read anything which describes it as well as the Poem.
    HASHEM YISMOR
    How can we keep kids away from Drugs.
    Can the Community get together and do something.
    Hashem should help us that we can Eradicate this from our Families Community and and Loved ones.

    Wow
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    Wow

    To # 3: Please read #8 comment with an open mind and heart. It’s brutally honest. To #7: Thank you for a thoughtful and heartfelt comment. anyone who has worked in a n emergency department (l have) can attest that drug abuse/addiction cuts through all of society. To #8: this is such a stunningly brutal, frightening, honest and true poem. Whoever wrote it speaks from the soul. To COLLIVE: thank you for posting the original article. It’s so important. I only hope that other training sessions are well publicized so that as many as possible can attend. There’s a need… Read more »

    Powerful poem!
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    Powerful poem!

    This poem should be publicized more… Should be required reading in schools. It shook me to the core. Education is prevention. It is incredibly informative but not preachy and that speaks more to youth. May Hashem eradicate all these struggles frim all of us with the geula now!

    Ex addict
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    Ex addict

    #11 Your mistaken. The problem is after detox and or rehab. That’s when ones tolerance level has dropped considerably and people use the same dose as before getting clean except now their body cant handle it.

    SO SAD
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    SO SAD

    sad that pp that struggle in life turn to drugs instead of going to thrapy.
    what a shame. they try it only once to see how it feel and what will do to them, and then it spirals from there.
    if they would be smart and not even try once and succombe often to peer pressure to be like their friends and try it, then we would have less of a problem.
    TEACH KIDS ABOUT PEER PRESSURE!

    Help save our Youth
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    Help save our Youth

    Yes kids who are VUNERRABLE must go to Therapy..
    Kids who are looking for something fill the void should be seen by a Caring Good Threapist .
    It as important as Food and Shelter ITS SURVIVAL

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