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HEALTH ALERT: Five Reno County Non-Fatal Overdoses in 24 hours

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By Reno County Health Department

 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Health Department has been tracking overdoses and trends since Oct. 1 of 2020. In the last 24 hours there have been five non-fatal overdoses, four of those involving methamphetamine and one involving fentanyl. Methamphetamine is an illegal stimulant that can cause a host of adverse health outcomes. While naloxone (Narcan) is not effective for stimulants, we still strongly encourage everyone to carry naloxone and be trained in how to use it due to the unsafe and toxic drug supply that includes the presence of fentanyl and the suspicion of xylazine. Please contact the Reno County Health Department for education on these varying and emerging community health issues.

Recovery is possible. There are many pathways to recovery. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is experiencing chaotic substance use, please use the resources below. Recovery doesn’t have to look a certain way and our community wants to offer its hand to help.

The Reno Recovery Collaborative recommends the following steps and strategies for our community:
• Naloxone (Narcan) education, trainings, and availability https://www.dccca.org/naloxone-program/
• Encourage more people to carry naloxone (Narcan)
• Encourage members of our community who use substances to never use alone
• Check in on friends or family regularly that use substances For more local information, education, and specific activities on substance use, or if you want to get involved in the Reno Recovery Collaborative, please contact Seth Dewey at [email protected].

State and National Treatment Resources:
Find a treatment facility: https://findtreatment.gov/
National treatment line: 1-800-662-4357
Never Use Alone Hotline: 1-800-484-3731
Kansas Substance Use Disorder Treatment Referral line: 1-866-645-8216
Reno County Resources:
Kansas Recovery Network: Harm Reduction services, naloxone, fentanyl test strips, etc. and peer navigation https://hutchinsonnarcan.8b.io/
Crossover Recovery: 620-669-9024
SACK Detox Unit: 620-259-2063
Breakthru: 620-218-0636
Recovery Response Team: 620-663-7595
Crisis Line: 1-800-794-0163
Reno ASAP Alcohol and Drug Services: 620-665-6446
Horizons Mental Health – phone: 620-663-7595
Website: http://www.hutchregional.com/locations-services/horizons-mental-health-center
PrairieStar Health Center – phone: 620-663-8484, Website: https://www.prairiestarhealth.org
All these resources and other support groups can be found at www.renorecoveryks.com

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