Facebook Commentary: Heroin overdoses down in Southern Tier, but is epidemic being resolved?

Narcan for heroin overdoses

The following is a repost of political commentary as found on the social media site Facebook, on October 11, 2018. No changes have been made.

As I watch the news on the reduction in Heroin deaths, I must ask a question.

If there were only 22 overdose deaths thus far in the year, and Narcan is responsible for the saved lives, exactly how many people got the Narcan? Because if that number is 33 – or even worse more – then the underlying problem has NOT been resolved.

We need clarity on this issue. Is this just a nice spin on a problem that remains an epidemic issue, or has any inroad been made? Don’t get me wrong, saving lives is good. But if all we are doing is avoiding unpleasant headlines as the problem continues or grows, then its an illusion of success.

It’s not enough to have a happy headline.

About the Author

Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

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