Tag: overdose

Five residents overdose in three days

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Police responded to five suspected opioid overdoses in three days, two resulting in fatalities, according to Gregg Ladislaw, captain of...

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 3: Life on the front lines of...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] 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 | [email protected] Alexandria is feeling the potent effects of the national opioid epidemic, with a sharp increase in the past two years...