Tag: opioids in alexandria

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...

Our View: It may be time for an Alexandria drug court

If one thing is clear from the Alexandria Times’ in-depth series on the opioid crisis this year, it’s that there’s no single or easy...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 5: What makes the drugs dangerous and...

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Lieutenant Michael Kochis, commander of the Alexandria Police Department’s vice and narcotics section, said the feeling of addiction withdrawal from...

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,”...

Our View: Let’s mobilize philanthropic Alexandria to fight the opioid crisis

Alexandria is a city with a long philanthropic track record of responding generously, and swiftly, to need. Numerous local nonprofits support at-risk children, shut-in...

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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