Opioid Related News Releases and Articles

Page updated on Jul 9, 2021 at 2:45 PM

Read news releases and articles about the local impact of opioids in Alexandria and the City's response:

Fatal opioid overdoses are up by the hundreds, devastating families and worrying officials (Washington Post)

New Harm Reduction Program Aims to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic (CDC)

Pandemic triggers 'enormous' spike in drug overdose deaths (Virginia Mercury)

City of Alexandria Launches Narcan by Mail Delivery Program

City of Alexandria Raises Awareness of Drug Overdose and Recovery; City Hall Lights Up Purple

Now Available: SAMHSA's 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Report Data Findings

Rise in fatal drug overdoses in D.C. region likely tied to pandemic, officials say (Washington Post)

City Finalizes Strategic Three Year Plan to Address Opioid Crisis

Alexandria Puts Final Touches on 3-Year Opioid Action Plan (WTOP)

City Hosting Event, Inviting Feedback on Strategic Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis

APD Officer Uses Narcan Training to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Life Well Lived: A Loved One's Guide to Opioid Addiction (Alexandria Times)

Alexandria Mayor Issues International Overdose Awareness Day 2019 Proclamation 

Alexandria Police to Carry Life-Saving Overdose Fighting Drug (WTOP)

Emily Bentley Selected as City’s Opioid Response Coordinator

Two Dead After Five Overdoses in Alexandria, City Issues Warning (Local DVM)

Four Suspected Opioid Overdoses in Alexandria in 72 Hours (NBC4 Washington)

Alexandria Warns of Opioid Danger After Four Overdose and Two Die (Washington Post)

Alexandria Sees Four Opioid Overdoses, Two Deaths in 72 Hours (WTOP)

Officials Issue Warning After Four Opioid Overdoses in 72 Hours in Alexandria (InsideNOVA)

City of Alexandria Warns of Danger Posed by Concentrated Opioids in Light of Recent Spike in Overdoses

OCA Announces Treatment Court Initiative

City of Alexandria Participates in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 27

Heroin/Fentanyl Trafficking Ring Dismantled

City of Alexandria Recognizes August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day

Seven Opioid Overdoses, One Fatality in Alexandria (Alexandria Times)

Anthony Terry Convicted of Distributing More Than A Kilogram of Heroin and Synthetic Opioids in Alexandria

Opioids in Alexandria: A Series (Alexandria Times)

Alexandria Community Members, Leaders ‘Take Action’ on Opioids

Alexandria sues pharmaceutical companies over opioid crisis (Washington Post)

A Community Conversation: Heroin & Other Opioids (Watch a video of the town hall online)

City of Alexandria to Host Community Conversation on the local impact of the National Opioid Crisis

SAPCA Celebrates Alexandria’s First Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box

City of Alexandria Officials Warn of Spike in Heroin Deaths

Alexandria Police Warn of Concentrated Opioids