Topic

Heroin Overdose

4 petitions

Started 8 months ago

Petition to David Carlucci, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio

Heroin overdose treatment in NY

Hello New York,   For decades now the Heroin epidemic in New York State has reached unacceptable numbers. Since, I could remember I have been dealing with the effects of heroin abuse that has changed my life in ways I never thought could. I personally am not an addict nor have I physically used the substance, but many childhood friends and even my own brother have become addicted. It's become a social norm, to wake up and hear that someone you grew up with has died from an overdose, or put in jail for heroin possession. In New York State, if a person overdoses they are hospitalized for 72 hours and then given a CHOICE to receive treatment. However, if a person overdoses from tylenol in a attempted suicide they are given a MANDATORY 2 week treatment in inpatient. Therefore, I propose we move forward and treat drug overdoses like suicide attempts. If addiction is a mental illness, than we need to begin treating it like one. I hope this method can impact newer users into being treated early, appose to the slight chance "things will get better" on their own. No one should have to overdose multiple times in order to be taken seriously. With the community's support, I strongly believe we can protect the next generation and maybe even the current generation from watching a friend,family or loved one suffer slowly from life ruining and life ending behaviour. Thank you, let's end this once and for all!  

Danielle Marinkovic
51 supporters
Started 11 months ago

Petition to bmonaghan@eriecounty.oh. gov.

Criminally Charge Heroin Addicts When They OD and EMS is Required

In Erie County, Ohio and much of the state, a heroin addict can overdose and be back at home that same evening with no criminal charges. Why is it that someone in possession of marijuana can get charged, someone drinking and driving can get charged, but a heroin addict can overdose in public etc and not get a single charge? Why is it OK for a heroin addict to tie up EMS and first responders and cost millions of dollars to the state and tax payers to cover the cost of Narcan and these EMS runs? Why??? We started this petition with the goal of making that change. Heroin is by far one of the worst drugs available anymore and people are getting away with it on a daily basis. Ems workers are responding to overdose calls on a daily basis and these people get brought back to life and sent home. Where are the adult consequences for abusing, possession etc that any other drug user gets when caught with such things? It's time to start making these people own up to what they are doing, it's time to take away everything they own and give them a dose of reality while they sit in a cell and think about what it is they are doing. At any given moment there are people on Heroin behind the wheels of cars, sitting next to you in restaurants, leaving needles on the street for our kids to find etc. Stand up with me and let's say NO MORE!!!!! If enough of our voices are heard, we may be what's needed to cause something to change. Let's not wait until it's too late and the cemetery continues to fill up unnecessarily!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Erie County Scanner Uncensored
190,621 supporters
Started 11 months ago

Petition to John Kasich, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Rob Portman, Mike DeWine

Use Drug dollars for affordable Rehab

The heroin Epidemic has exploded in the United States. Most heroin addicts started with prescription pills. Heroin withdraw is comparable to the worst flu you have ever had multiplied by 10 lasting 5-7 days This makes it incredibly difficult to detox from heroin on your own. Which is a big reason affordable rehabs are needed. Unfortunately most rehabs cost 30000 dollars plus and require great insurance.  Most people who need to go to rehab can not afford it. We need affordable treatment options. This can be achieved by building quality rehabs that take medicaid.  Most people who cannot afford treatment qualify for Medicaid. This will allow the rehab to be funded long term. The funding to build the rehab however is the problem.  Until now, we propose that 50% of all money and property confiscated from drug dealers be used to fund affordable rehabs.  We understand that typically this money is used for drug task forces,  drug dogs or for under cover police cars.  However time has proven that we cannot arrest our way out of this problem. We can no longer expect to throw money at law enforcement and expect a different solution. We need new and innovative solutions such as the one we are proposing.  If you want to save money dealing with the drug Epidemic the best way is to treat the drug users.  This would reduce expenditures on narcan, incarceration, medical bills from complications such as hepatitis c or hiv, and community damage due to burglary or theft.      I'm tired of seeing my friend and family die. I'm tired of seeing people beg for help but have none available. Let's stop talking about this problem and take action.    Sincerely,    Richie Webber #FightForRecovery   

#FightForRecovery
708 supporters