Insight on Synthetic Drug Overdose In The Washington DC Area

Last week, we heard the breaking news of the use of K2 drugs and how this impacts our community. We discussed why these drugs are sold in the urban communities. Our guest tonight, informed us why these drugs are sold in urban communities and the affect on our health.

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Dr. Tanya Roster- Director of DC Department of Behavioral Health

Ralph Williams-Coalition Coordinator for Promise Neighborhood Drug Free Community in Prince Georges County, Maryland

K2 Drug Resources

  • STAY HYDRATED
    Not drinking enough water in warm weather can make an overdose from K2 more likely. If you do not have access to water, you can request water delivery by calling the DHS Hotline at 202-399-7093
 
  • FIND RESOURCES
    Seek substance use disorder treatment:
    Call the Assessment and Referral Center

    (The ARC) at 202-727-8473
 
  • Get connected to behavioral health services:
    Call the 24/7 Access HelpLine at 1-888-793-4357
 
  • Contact an outreach worker:
    202-442-4634 (DHS) or 202-673-9124 (DBH)
 
  • SEE SOMETHING? SAY SOMETHING!
    If you see signs of an overdose, call 911.
    Overdose signs include collapse, unconsciousness,

    vomiting, and physical aggression

Harold Fisher


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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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