good samaritan bill http://kbia.org en 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