Note: I debated posting this to the blog. It is so mean spirited and hateful. However, it is how many people feel about people who inject drugs. But you can vent your feelings by sending your comments to the Washington Post. Alan
Under a plan by a city council member in Ohio, people who dial 911 seeking help for someone who’s overdosing on opioids may start hearing something new from dispatchers: “No.”
In response to the opioid epidemic that swept the nation — including the small city of Middletown, population 50,000 — council member Dan Picard has floated an idea that has been called more of “a cry of frustration” than a legitimate solution.
At a council meeting last week, Picard proposed a three-strikes-style policy for people who repeatedly overdose: Too many overdoses and authorities wouldn’t send an ambulance to resuscitate them.