Consider This: Narcan

(FOX19) - Narcan continues to be a controversial subject here in the Tri-State.

The latest newsworthy incident, when the Butler County Sheriff announced his deputies will not carry it or use it.

Before that there was a local city councilman who suggested emergency crews should just let heroin addicts die instead of trying to revive them over and over again.

The fact is, just in Hamilton County alone, there are about 50 - 70 overdoses and 4 - 5 deaths each week. These overdoses tie up law enforcement and EMS resources.

As the Butler County sheriff mentioned, those overdosing aren't usually very happy about getting the help when or they are revived.

But consider this, these people overdosing are caught up in a horrible epidemic that isn't getting any better. They are very possibly your neighbors, or your family or your friends.

I don't have the answer, but we've got to spend money on stopping this problem or it's just going to get worse. 

Letting one victim die today may mean one less addict, but there will be another to take his or her place tomorrow.

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