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 Kenosha County Wisconsin - Medical Examiner s Office responds  to recent wave of suspected overdose deaths 22 September 2022 ( news )

Kenosha County Wisconsin - Medical Examiner s Office responds to recent wave of suspected overdose deaths 22 September 2022 ( news )

Kenosha County , state Wisconsin
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   The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has responded to four suspected overdose deaths since last week , Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced today .
   This latest wave of cases is a sad reminder of the danger of the use of illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription medications , Hall said .
   “Unfortunately , this is not the first time this year that we’ve seen multiple suspected overdose deaths over the course of just a few days , ” Hall said . “Resources are available in our commun......ity to help people struggling with drug use , and I encourage people to access them for themselves or loved ones . It could save lives . ”
   The recent wave includes two suspected overdose deaths in one night this week , and two cases over the past weekend .
   Hall said the specific causes of these deaths will not be confirmed until toxicology results arrive .
   These cases come as authorities locally and nationally continue to warn of the dangers of fentanyl , a powerful opioid that is turning up in many other drugs , including heroin , cocaine , methamphetamine , marijuana and counterfeit prescription pills .
   Hall noted that using just a small amount of fentanyl can be deadly , and users often do not even realize it is in the substances they have obtained .
   In 2021 , 40 of the 53 toxicity deaths in Kenosha County involved the presence of fentanyl or a fentanyl analog , according to Medical Examiner’s Office data .
   While refraining from the use of illegal drugs and the misuse of prescriptions is a sure way to avoid overdose dangers , there are steps users can take to mitigate their risk , said Rebecca Dutter , Director of the Kenosha County Division of Aging , Disability and Behavioral Health Services .
   “There’s a slogan that I ran across recently that says , ‘Some are not given the gift of recovery in time; fight for your life while you still have one , ’” Dutter said .
   “From Narcan training and fentanyl test strips to crisis counseling and support groups , ” said Kari Foss , Kenosha County Behavioral Health Manager , “there are many resources available for users and the people around them . ”
   These include:
   Narcan
    , a life - saving medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose , is available at no cost from Kenosha County Public Health . More information about this program is available at
   https://www . kenoshacounty . org/1916/Narcan - Distribution - Program
    , by calling 262 - 605 - 6741 , or by sending an email to
   [email protected]
    .  
   Fentanyl test stripsare also available from Kenosha County Public Health and are offered to people who receive Narcan . The strips can be used to detect the presence of fentanyl in other substances . Strips may be picked up from 8:30 to 5 p . m . Monday - Friday at the Kenosha County Public Health Job Center Clinic , 8600 Sheridan Road , Kenosha . For more information , call 262 - 605 - 6775 . They are also available from Vivent Health - Kenosha , which may be reached at 262 - 657 - 6644 or online at
   https://viventhealth . org/locations/kenosha/
    .
   The Kenosha County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center
    , which links people with substance use disorder resources , may be reached from 8 a . m . to 5 p . m . Monday - Friday at 262 - 764 - 8555 .
   The Kenosha County Crisis Hotline
    , operated by Kenosha Human Development Services , is available 24 hours a day , seven days a week , 365 days a year , at 262 - 657 - 7188 .  
   More information about other drug prevention and recovery programs and resources is available at
   https://www . kenoshacounty . org/1844/Drug - Prevention - Programsand
   https://www . saveliveskenosha . org
    .
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