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Take action, prevent overdose deaths

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Since 2016 I have been working on helping prevent drug overdose by teaching people how to test the drugs they're using and by training in opioid overdose Reversal. Drug use in the US is a reality, it's not something that's going to stop. While testing won't stop drug use it can prevent drug overdose, in turn preventing someone from dying. I have used a substantial amount of my own money. Unfortunately I cannot continue at this pace because doing what I do alone, is a full time job, but although I cannot continue financially at the pace I'm going, the work needs to be done, in order to prevent as many deaths as possible. That is why I am doing this go fund me. I have gone from NJ, to NYC, to DC, to Philly, to Colorado, to Baltimore, Ireland, Paris and a few other places in between. I travel, test, teach to test, provide test strips, and education. This WILL NOT stop this opioid crisis but it will save some lives. In my career I have reversed a fairly large number of Overdoses and trained thousands more how to reverse an overdose, out of those I've trained, hundreds more have reversed Overdoses. We need to step in and help where we can. This is something that is affecting everyone from every ethnicity, religion, and class. It doesn't care if you're rich or poor, if you're black or white, if you're Catholic or Jewish. We need to, if not stop, then at the very least slow down these deaths until something better comes along. The test strips cost me $1 a piece, so as you can well imagine, going thru a box of 100 is very easy. The money I'm asking for is to continue to buy the strips and for travel to all the places I go to help folks out. If you've lost a loved one, or know someone who has, then you know the devastation these Overdoses are causing in people's lives. Help me help others stay alive. You can't make positive changes in your lives if you Overdose and die. Give those folks that chance at making the changes they need, by helping them stay alive.

** The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016:  Up 540% in Three Year's  By JOSH KATZ  SEPT. 2, 2017 The first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths in 2016 shows overdose deaths growing even faster than previously thought. Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths to cover all of 2016. It’s a staggering rise of more than 22 percent over the 52,404 drug deaths recorded the previous year — and even higher than The New York Times’s estimate in June, which was based on earlier preliminary data. Drug overdoses are expected to remain the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, as synthetic opioids — primarily fentanyl and its analogues — continue to push the death count higher. Drug deaths involving fentanyl more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, accompanied by an upturn in deaths involving cocaine and methamphetamine. Together they add up to an epidemic of drug overdoses that is killing people at a faster rate than the H.I.V. epidemic at its peak. ~NY Times
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On my way to Philly to do some testing, drop off testing strips and narcan, drop off wound care supplies, and sit down and talk with a couple folks that have no one to talk too. Just a little of what I do. It's not just testing and traveling, it's about helping in every way possible. Thank all of you for all your help.
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A little bit on the work I'm doing, on what the money that comes in through this account goes to.

https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/unfiltered-nobody-deserves-die-use-drugs-124351586.html?__twitter_impression=true
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The first week of May 2018

39 personally acquired heroin test samples this week, not including what I've tested for others. Just what I personally aquired and tested myself.

15 were heroin positive with negative fentanyl and/or cocaine,
1 was positive for heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine,
11 were positive for heroin and Fentanyl and negative for cocaine, and
12 were positive for fentanyl and negative for heroin and cocaine.
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13 cocaine bags aquired and tested by me

10 cocaine positive, negative fentanyl/heroin
2 cocaine/fentanyl positive, negative for heroin
1 cocaine/heroin negative, positive for fentanyl

Someone do the math and percentage.

That's for Newark NJ,
Bronx and Brooklyn NY
Plus a multitude of heroin/fentanyl positive and
Fentanyl only positive tested by others and confirmed by me. @ New Jersey
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The percentage for first week of May 2018 test
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8 bags from left to right, 4 from NY 4 from Philly. In NY 1 heroin only, 3 heroin/fentanyl. In Philly 1 heroin, only 3 heroin/fentanyl. Out of 8 bags from 2 states only 2 were heroin only, and 6 were both heroin, fentanyl mix. Check your drugs, carry Naloxone/Narcan, don't use alone, do a test shot. Reach out to me and I can check for you and train you in overdose reversal.
I was out in Philly yesterday buying and testing bags for heroin/fentanyl. Today I was out in NYC doing the same.
Out of 8, 6 were positive for fentanyl
4 from NY and 4 from Philly
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