Attorney General Mike DeWine “Town Hall” Meeting at Akron Main Downtown Library Addresses Heroin Epidemic & XIX on Panel

The Attorney General Mike DeWine was in town on January 21, 2014 to address the heroin epidemic in Ohio and to talk about how Akron (Summit County) is affected.  The Attorney General’s office asked China Krys Darrington to speak on the panel as a person in recovery from heroin addiction.  The Akron […]

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine addresses Akron about the heroin epidemic and XIX's China Darrington is on the panel.

DAWN – Deaths Avoided With Naloxone

XIX has previously written about Naloxone, the drug which can bring a person out of heroin/narcotic overdose. Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on: Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose Distinguishing between different types of overdose Performing rescue breathing Calling […]

Naloxone – disrupt a heroin OD in under ten minutes (sometimes seconds!)

From the NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) Director Nora Volkow‘s blog. She’s talking about the drug NALOXONE. The drug that EMTs and hospital ER staff have been delivering for years to people in active narcotic overdose. Naloxone finds the opiates that are sitting in the overdosed addicts brain and […]


China Darrington, a former drug addict, talks about her experience with addiction during a presentation Friday morning at Medina Hospital. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Heroin Program At Medina County Hospital February 14, 2014

Ex-addict relates road to recovery http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/2014/02/15/ex-addict-relates-road-to-recovery/#comments Filed on February 15, 2014 by Loren Genson 2 Comments Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine. Local officials say they’re seeing more and more people using these addictive and dangerous drugs. Counselors, court officers and health-care workers filled a conference room Friday morning at Medina Hospital […]