heroin http://kbia.org en Jefferson City Taking a Stand against Heroin http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-taking-stand-against-heroin <p>Drug overdose rates have been on the rise in Missouri.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:10:27 +0000 Brandon Kiley 49013 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City Taking a Stand against Heroin Why local advocates are rallying to support Missouri's 911 Good Samaritan bill http://kbia.org/post/why-local-advocates-are-rallying-support-missouris-911-good-samaritan-bill <p></p><p><a href="http://www.roosevelt.edu/CAS/CentersAndInstitutes/IMA/ICDP#Publications">A recent study</a> by researchers at Chicago’s Roosevelt University found that between 2007 and 2011, the number of deaths from heroin overdose in the state of Missouri more than tripled. In 2007, fewer than 70 people died from heroin overdose. In 2011, that number ballooned to 244.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1360-0443.1999.9444712.x/abstract;jsessionid=8F650A7B7121E8964C1C9E4D3738EDB9.d04t01">Studies</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1093%2Fjurban%2Fjtg022">show</a>&nbsp;most accidental overdoses happen in the presence of others.&nbsp;KBIA’s&nbsp;Alexandra&nbsp;Olgin&nbsp;takes us to a rally in Jefferson City on Tuesday supports a bill that could encourage overdose witnesses to be a Good Samaritan and call 911.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:34:47 +0000 Harum Helmy & Alexandra Olgin 29967 at http://kbia.org Why local advocates are rallying to support Missouri's 911 Good Samaritan bill Local advocates rally at capitol to support "Good Samaritan" bill http://kbia.org/post/local-advocates-rally-capitol-support-good-samaritan-bill <p>Local advocates are striving to get the heroin problem in Missouri under control.The Missouri Recovery Network and Roosevelt University in Chicago conducted a study of heroin use. They found more people sought treatment for heroin and opiates than for methamphetamines in Missouri.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:50:33 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 29920 at http://kbia.org Local advocates rally at capitol to support "Good Samaritan" bill Newscast for May 25, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-25-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Police discuss heroin increase</li><li>New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia</li><li>University of Missouri Press to be eliminated</li></ul> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:27:44 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14773 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 25, 2012 Police discuss heroin increase http://kbia.org/post/police-discuss-heroin-increase <p>Columbia Police started seeing an increase in the number of heroin-related arrests and overdoses beginning about six months ago. Heroin is now the number-one drug the department investigates. Last night police held a town-hall meeting to inform residents about the growing threat.</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 14:17:35 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 14770 at http://kbia.org Police discuss heroin increase Cole County sees increase in heroin use http://kbia.org/post/cole-county-sees-increase-heroin-use <p>The Cole County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department and Jefferson City Police are working on a heroin awareness campaign. Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:32:31 +0000 5009 at http://kbia.org Cole County sees increase in heroin use