Topic

Overdose Prevention

2 petitions

Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to eBay, Devin Wenig

Fentanyl is killing our kids and eBay is contributing by selling the products to do it.

The increasing number of overdose deaths is greatly attributed to Fentanyl. Already we have had over 20 thousand deaths this year. Fentanyl is being shipped from China and Mexico to the states and then sold alone as powder or laced into other drugs. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and can kill within minutes with a dose as small as two grains of salt. Fentanyl is being used to make counterfiet pills. Dealers are getting rich and we are losing a generation of kids. And eBay is making it easy for dealers to do so, by selling pill presses, powder base and die stamps to mark the counterfeit pills. With these tools anyone can make Xanax, Percocet, Oxy and more. These pills are then presented as the real thing to those suffering from an addiction to opioid medications. Kids are dying. At least, 174 people die everyday from an opioid overdose. That number rose from 129 a day in 2015.  "More Americans die from opioid drugs than gun fatalities or vehicle-related deaths. A staggering new report shows that opioids killed more Americans in 2016 than the entire 19-year Vietnam War and the AIDS crisis" "Latest figures by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that deaths from synthetic opioids such as fentanyl rose by over 72 percent since last year." We have to stop eBay from making a profit and contributing to an already raging epidemic. No one needs a pill press...NO ONE! Nor the stamps to mark them as pharmaceutical medication.

Fentanyl Legislation Nationwide
13,909 supporters
Started 11 months ago

Petition to Bloomington City Council, John Hamilton, Amanda Barge

Bloomington and Monroe County Government-Support Safe Consumption Spaces In Bloomington IN

Will you stand with the Indiana Recovery Alliance in calling on the City of Bloomington, Monroe County, and Indiana State government to take all necessary steps to authorize and establish supervised drug consumption facilities, also commonly called safe consumption spaces, as a public health intervention to reduce HIV and viral hepatitis transmission and overdose deaths, promote access to chemical dependency treatment and other supportive care, and increase public safety? Supervised consumption facilities are controlled health care settings where people can more safely use pre-obtained drugs in a hygienic environment with access to sterile injecting equipment and under the supervision of trained care staff. Safe consumption spaces provide an array of support including health care, counseling, and referrals to health and social services, including drug treatment. Numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies have proven the positive impacts of safe consumption and injection spaces. These benefits include: ·         Increased access to drug treatment, especially among people who distrust the treatment system and are unlikely to seek treatment on their own; ·         Reduced public disorder, reduced public injecting, and increased public safety; ·         Reduced HIV and viral hepatitis risk behavior (e.g. syringe and other injection equipment sharing, unsafe sex) and bacterial infections (e.g. staph infection, endocarditis). ·         Successful management of overdoses and reducing overdose deaths; ·         Cost savings resulting from reduced disease, overdose, and need for emergency medical services, and increased preventive healthcare and drug treatment utilization; ·         Not increasing community drug use, initiation into injection drug use, or drug-related crime. Safe consumption spaces are a vital part of a comprehensive public health approach to reducing the harms of drug use. Safe consumption spaces, of course, cannot prevent all risky drug use or related harms. However, evidence demonstrates that they can be remarkably effective, generate cost-saving, and improve the lives of people who use drugs and the safety and health of our communities. We believe that the lives of people who use drugs matter. We support safe consumption spaces in Bloomington, Monroe County, and Indiana. We hope you join us!

Indiana Recovery Alliance
140 supporters