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Fentanyl

People are staying homeless for longer than ever before in Clark County — experts say fentanyl is a factor

April 20, 2024, 6:14am Clark County Health

It was during cleanup of an encampment in east Vancouver two years ago that the city’s homeless response manager realized a dangerous shift had occurred. Read story

Accidental overdose deaths soar for Americans under 40

September 5, 2023, 5:38pm Health

A new Stateline analysis shows that U.S. residents under 40 were relatively unscathed by COVID-19 in the pandemic but fell victim to another killer: accidental drug overdose deaths. Read story

Photos of overdose victims fill a field during an Overdose Awareness Day event.

Overdose Awareness Day pays tribute to Clark County residents lost to drugs

Photos of overdose victims fill a field during an Overdose Awareness Day event.

September 2, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Dewy grass swished under people’s feet as they ambled through rows of cardboard signs exhibiting the lives lost to substances in Clark County. A soft drizzle kissed the printed faces of someone’s mother, father, daughter, son, friend, neighbor. On Thursday, community members, advocates and local leaders gathered in honor of Overdose… Read story

Brandy Benedict, a public health nurse with Clark County Public Health's Harm Reduction Program, demonstrates how to administer the opiate-reversal drug naloxone as part of a recent training at Mountain View High School.

Dose of prevention in Clark County’s fentanyl fight

Brandy Benedict, a public health nurse with Clark County Public Health's Harm Reduction Program, demonstrates how to administer the opiate-reversal drug naloxone as part of a recent training at Mountain View High School.

February 26, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Health

The tasks of teaching about the dangers of fentanyl and how to save someone suffering from an overdose are being spearheaded by a Vancouver Girl Scout and a Clark County sheriff’s sergeant. Read story