Opioid Crisis Discussed

Bogalusa Daily News - The Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services heard a presentation from Heather Gernold, State Targeted Response Coordinator, Florida Parishes Human Services Authority, on Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Church in Bogalusa. Thirty-five people were in attendance.

Highlights of her presentation included the fact that Washington Parish had 35-40 opioid related deaths from 2012-2016 and that Narcan, the opioid antidote, is now available at Walgreen and CVS. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone and Vicodin.