Tag: addiction

Guest House resident looks to give back

By Michaela Gleeson | mgleeson@alextimes.com Friends of Guest House resident Helenia Bragg knows the importance of second, third and even fourth chances. Bragg, 61, spent 20...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 7: Addiction knows no bounds

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A little more than a decade ago, Heidi Christiansen was leading what most would consider an ideal life in her...

Local man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute opioids

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A man from Alexandria was sentenced Friday for participating in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and methadone.  Robert T. Hancasky III was...

My View: Overhearing treatment of an opioid overdose

Thump, thump, thump. “Come on buddy, come on buddy,” the voice loudly exhorted from the other side of the partition. Beep, beep. “Powering up, powering, CLEAR,”...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 4: The opioid crisis through an EMT’s...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Alexandria paramedic Chad Shade’s idea of an emergency is different from that of most people. Shade, a 14-year veteran of the...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 3: Life on the front lines of...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com As the only hospital within city limits, Inova Alexandria finds itself on the front line of an ever-growing local health...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 1: Two-year surge has city responders working...

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com Alexandria is feeling the potent effects of the national opioid epidemic, with a sharp increase in the past two years...
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