This morning, NBC’s Today show featured a four-minute segment on how fentanyl is worsening the overdose crisis in Baltimore and other east coast cities, and impacting more African-Americans.
The reporter accompanied emergency responders as they administered Naloxone, the overdose-reversal drug, to several people experiencing an overdose. OSI worked with the Baltimore City Health Department for years to spearhead efforts to address overdoses in Baltimore City, including training emergency responders to use Naloxone and, more recently, to form an emergency response team focused on overdose.
William Miller, who is featured in the video (pictured), is a member of Bmore Power, which is funded by OSI through Behavioral Health System Baltimore. He spoke at OSI’s Solutions Summit in 2016, where he talked about the urgency of addressing overdose and stigma in Baltimore communities. Watch that video below.