An opioid overdose requires immediate medical attention. Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know exhibits any of the symptoms.
Episode 5

Saving Lives

We begin with the mother of a young man who recently died of an overdose, after years of struggling with opioid addiction. She is taking her grief and channeling it into a passion project to help raise awareness of, and access to, naloxone. Also, we hear from law enforcement in Hennepin County on the uptick in illicit drug use, and a shift in how some law enforcement treats low-level drug users, with a focus on trying to get them help.


Michele Hein | Mother of overdose victim
Lt. Richard Palaia | Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
Lindsey Bartholdi | Drug Intelligence Officer

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